There is a rumor out there, reported on various forums and on Mets Blog, that the Mets coaches jobs are actually in trouble, moreso than Willie's job.
So I ask you, is it the Mets hope that deja vu will occur, all over again, circa the Big Firing Of Bobby V's coaches in 2000? Remember, right after that occurred, the team went on a 40-19 run, I think it was, or something close to that, eventually won the Wild Card and went on to defeat the Giants and the Cardinals to make it to the World Series that year, which was ultimately lost to Joe Torre and the Yankees.
I guess we can dream, can't we?
And I hate to say this coming off a series win this weekend, against the truly less-than-impressive Texas Rangers, who, true to rumored form, have offense but not much in the way of pitching (so little, in fact, that the erstwhile Met names of Jose Lima, Jorge Sosa, Nelson Figueroa and the likes of them might actually be greeted as saviors of a sort), but I truly don't think replacing coaches or even a manager or even a general manager at this point in the season would make much sense or would have any real affect.
Because, my friends, it's on the players. It truly is on the players at this point. It's obvious that over the last year their .500 brand of baseball has become the benchmark for this group, and short of any real substantial change of the type which it is almost impossible to effectuate during the playing year, not much will change.
So let's see if these guys can turn it around. Let's give them the chance. It's what we've been waiting for; what we've hoped for since even before The Collapse. Do they have it in them? Are they capable of it? Do they want it badly enough? Do they still have the talent to compete at the highest levels?
Stay tuned, because as the season plays out, we will no doubt get our answer.
And then, we will have to face it and move forward, with or without some of the present management, coaches, and players.