I’d Take Wally as Bench Coach

… If he doesn’t get the skipper gig.

Sorta funny how little info has come out regarding Wally’s interview this weekend. Word is Wally thinks it went very well but haven’t heard much more than that.

But since there’s suddenly all this buzz about Terry Collins as the frontrunner for the job I’m wondering about the possibilities of Wally in the dugout without the manager’s title.

The Post, or was it the News(?), last week suggested Wally wouldn’t accept anything less than a skipper gig but I’m not buying that for a second. 

Why on earth wouldn’t he take a coaching job? If he wants to manage there are 2 paths: manage in the minors or coach in the bigs. And for a guy who was on the blackball list just last year it seems to me a coaching gig in the bigs is a pretty good deal.

The flip side is would Wally make a good coach or does he need to be the man in charge? 

Definitely something for management to consider…

4 Responses to “I’d Take Wally as Bench Coach”

  1. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Anyone else surprised about Takahashi? I would have liked to have seen him on the club next year, but perhaps his demands were too high. There hasn’t been a lot of reporting on this. Maybe the Mets are a bit preoccupied at the moment with getting their management team in place.

  2. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Forget Wally!!!…We have started to put together a management team completly from the OUTSIDE of the organazation…..Lets keep it that way!!

    Let the new manager name his own coaches and not be forced to take somone from within the organization.

    Takahashi’s demands were to high. Plus I believe he wanted three years. From the looks of it we don’t look like we are going to plan on winning it next year so we can do without him.

  3. BrooklynBill Says:

    Dude, Somewhat surprised b/c I think he showed himself to be a crafty, versatile lefty…for a brief stretch, he was also our most reliable starter. But, I think this decision is an indication of what to expect from the new SABR-Mets…I think Sandy liked him just not at that price.

    With Podesta on board, the circle is complete! Like it or not, we are officially “all in” on the Moneyball philosophy as an organization. Been thinking about the ramifications on my favorite sports team and the more I think about it, the more I think I’m going to miss Jose Reyes in blue & orange next season b/c:

    -the stolen base is ‘evil’
    -he lacks command of the strike zone
    -his OBP is not high enough (esp for a leadoff hitter)

    But there are a number of other statistics to show how ‘valuable’ he is. So I do expect him to be traded, and I do expect Podesta & JP to find a suitable fill in @ SS.

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