NL Exec sees Mets hiring Melvin

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Martino covers the Mets for the Daily News, and blogs here.

It’s a fair point, but Melvin is nothing like Art Howe, as Joel Sherman explained quite well yesterday in the New York Post.

That said, while I believe in authenticity, the Mets would be wise to encourage Melvin to be a bit forceful at first, to show fans he has more energy and passion than how he’s being viewed by the public right now. ┬áIn the end, again, it’s about wins and losses on the field, but if the team values pre-season hype and is trying to build a consensus, in advance of taking the field, I don’t think calm, cool and collected will make that happen.