Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Joe Torre Will Manage the Mets in 2011

In another return to New York, Joe Torre will manage the Mets in 2011.

It has to happen. To me, it makes a lot of sense. Looking at the Dodgers:
- Torre's contract is up after this season.
- The Dodgers payroll is now below the Giants - 11th in MLB.
- The McCourt family struggles will keep payroll low next year.
- With payroll down, why would the McCourt family pay top dollar for Torre? They won't.

Looking at the Mets:
- Jerry Manuel is in his last year (maybe weeks) as manager.
- The team doesn't have any life.
- The franchise has the biggest drop of ticket sales in the majors.
- Payroll is still in the Top 5.

Question: How can you financially keep the team in the top 5 of payroll?
Answer: Sell more seats.
Question: How can you fill more seats?
Answer: Win games, get talent to produce and generate some excitement.

This is done by hiring Joe Torre to be the Manager of the New York Mets in 2011.

3 comments:

paulsrandomstuff said...

The Mets need to do something. Better players would be my preference.

They've got enough identity issues, though -- why bring back a man who is most strongly associated with their cross-town nemesis?

I'd rather see Bobby Valentine come back.

BA Benny said...

I would be very interested to see that happen however this Mets team is a very different makeup then those Yankee teams from the 90's. The question is if Torre could get these under producing players to get their act together.

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