Pre Game: Jerry Manuel on Nieve for Sat., Niese, etc.

Jerry Manuel told Mike Francesa on WFAN that the team has a daily debate on whether to keep Jenrry Mejia in the bullpen, or send him to the minor leagues to be a starting pitcher.

Francesa asked Manuel how he votes, and he said, “While I’m here, you keep him where he is.”

Original Post at 4:53 pm:

According to SNY producer Matt Dunn, Mets manager Jerry Manuel talked to reporters before today’s game, and essentially said:

  • Fernando Nieve is the leading candidate to start Saturday, and would likely be able to throw 80 pitches.
  • Jon Niese will throw a side-session tomorrow.
  • Niese will get at least one start in the minors before being activated.
  • He would like to see RA Dickey get another start.
  • Dickey has a bruise on his elbow, but he should be fine.

Manuel will be a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN at 5 pm, which you can listen to here.




7 comments
James
James

He will never sell. However, the formula is easy..in a post Donald Sterling NBA, they should be soliciting recordings from ex-employees that would force him to sell. Camp cablevision is notorious for their rumored inappropriate work environment. Not saying there is anything out there, but there might be.  Use the power of the internet to collect it...KnicksLeaks.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

It amazes me what people will waste their money on now-a-days. Yes put your hard earned money towards buying a billboard that will do absolutely nothing. This is a case where you'd be better served buying tickets for the powerball - because hey at least there's a chance something can happen with that. Grade A morons.

hosket
hosket

Agreed with the below comments.........first time in Knick history the team is being overhauled.......to built up from the bottom up....Bought a D-league franchise and moved it to the neighborhood...already bearing fruit.....changed the culture....yeah I said it....giving youth long looks and shaping the 2015-2016 bench...have 30 mil to spend and will get a top 4 pick.....an owner who kept his end of the bargain...let the Pres. handle the B-Ball as he let the Pres of the Rangers handle hockey...

....and these guys come out of the woodwork NOW!!!!! would have agreed last year....Irwin Bierman...sends off the e-mail NOW!  Must be taking crazy pills.....

bigdirty
bigdirty

So let me get this straight - we don't even let Phil Jackson get to draft a player and use the great amount of cap space he is going to have cleared??? The patience with this team is only 1/2 a season??

Does Dolan have to sell the Rangers as well?? You know the team that got to the Stanley Cup Finals last year???

I think this group just likes to see it name mentioned.

I hope Dolan buys the Mets!! I'd love to have an owner who will spend on my team.

rico
rico

I wonder if they are the same folks who launched the "sell the mets" billboard campaign?