NL Exec sees Mets hiring Melvin


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.  In 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.