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by Mr North Jersey
WFAN’s Mike Francesa will interview new Mets Manager Terry Collins followed by GM Sandy Alderson today.
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11/23/2010-1:54pm at 1:54 pm (UTC -4)
Say what you want about Francesa but he is very good at what he does.
I am getting what I want from this interview so far can’t wait to replay it again since it’s hard to focus on it and post and comment at same time.
11/23/2010-1:55pm at 1:55 pm (UTC -4)
collins belives in baserunning
11/23/2010-1:59pm at 1:59 pm (UTC -4)
collins says they got to let Mejia go pitch as far as letting him develop.
Keyword from Collins, DEPTH DEPTH DEPTH.
11/23/2010-2:00pm at 2:00 pm (UTC -4)
Big fan of Lasorda.
11/23/2010-2:03pm at 2:03 pm (UTC -4)
Mike seemed frustrated – he client shake Terry
11/23/2010-2:04pm at 2:04 pm (UTC -4)
disagree entirely i think he was thorough and to the point it was a very well done interview as far as i am concerned.
11/23/2010-2:13pm at 2:13 pm (UTC -4)
Francesa doesn’t do a horrible job, but he rarely gets to the real crux of the issue. And often times has to ask things that have been answered a billion times but because he gets his news from paper, he hasn’t heard about it yet.
For the most part, new guys are fine. But he’ll miss some of the deeper issues that his WFAN caller base is not as aware of.
And he always has at least 1-2 obnioxious baiting questions about things like the Yankees, or non-existant clubhouse divides or what not. Puts words in the mouths of Mets fans.
11/23/2010-2:19pm at 2:19 pm (UTC -4)
I don’t say he can’t be an a$$ at times but i have been listening to mike from day 1 and when it comes to talk radio no one is better than him imo when it comes to doing interviews. Not on wfan and not on espn.
Wait there is one person that i find better than him his name is Ed Randall but next 2 him i can think of no one i enjoy doing an interview more than Francesa.
11/23/2010-2:25pm at 2:25 pm (UTC -4)
Ed Randall is in a different class. And the difference is you can tell he does intelligent research and reading on the topic. Mike only throws stuff he hears from callers at interviewees. And likes to pick at and make big topics of non-issues. (such as Reyes dancing) And then tries to make it like he has a ‘source’ that told him Reyes won’t be dancing on the 2011 Mets and Terry basically told him. “no that’s wrong” and he still pushed it.
11/23/2010-2:27pm at 2:27 pm (UTC -4)
i understand u r not high on francesa i just dont agree with you.
11/23/2010-2:28pm at 2:28 pm (UTC -4)
The dancing is an extension of the bigger issue with the team and I feel is relevant. I don’t mind the dancing to a degree but he is not putting up a level of performance where it works right now. For the last few years it comes across that the team is more concerned about dancing instead of focusing at the job at hand.
11/23/2010-2:35pm at 2:35 pm (UTC -4)
The Reyes thing is not an issue. it never was an issue. It’s about as relevant as the “Well, Francoeur is just such a good guy, smiles so well, aren’t you going to miss him” type questions.
The celebration and pies and watching home runs versus the old school “waah, we would’ve drilled the guy back then” stuff. is one of those story lines that gets brought up again and again, but there isn’t much validity to them. Also, people don’t drill guys anymore at least in part because they’ve learned more and more that walks are BAD. (moneyball played into this too)
Declaring that Mets fans wanted backman and then asking him to “tell us something about himself” is just silly . Sure, many fans wanted backman, but to declare it as if we all wanted him unanimously is unresearched and wasn’t even a question.
Then he askes the cliche discipline question and mentions the DUI from.. (8 years?) ancient history like if he has to discipline someone this mistake from then is going to be foremost on that players mind and he’ll lose the clubhouse solely because of it.
11/23/2010-2:42pm at 2:42 pm (UTC -4)
Probably disagree with all of this. To me the dancing is a issue because as a fan that’s pissed I am looking at him and thinking sit your ass down. The game isn’t over and the team hasn’t won crap in years. Wait till ya clinch a division then dance the jig. 2 years of collapses and injuries, sit your ass down.
Being in an interview and having someone say “no one wanted you or even know who you are tell us about yourself” is no softball question.
DUI’s are relevant seeing that he needs to take a circus and rein them in. If he has a DUI it demonstrates that at one point in his life he was not disciplined. He he is not disciplined how can he discipline a team?
11/23/2010-2:48pm at 2:48 pm (UTC -4)
The presumption that this is a ‘circus’ is one of those fallacies propagated by talk radio. Are players sneaking around whispering “screw this guy, he made a mistake 8 years ago, how can we believe anything he says?” No, they’re not. If they’re going to stretch that far for a reason to disobey, then they’re going to take any excuse anyway and we have a different problem. Luckily, this team isn’t like that, and likely if there are one or two guys that are, they won’t be here.
Some care about the dancing, but for the most part, that’s one of those “old school” things. As Collins pointed out, the game is different now. He’s not looking to prevent guys from being who they are unless it becomes necessary for baseball reasons. (i.e. if the Phillies _actually_ cared and started throwing at him)
Sure, it’s relevant to ask him about himself, but right in the middle of the interview, and why mention Backman? nearly as many Mets fans didn’t want Backman as did. (54% on Metsblog for instance, and taht’s after other choices were weeded out) Morel likely is Mike thinks Backman was the better choice, and wants to know what Collins has to say about that.
11/23/2010-6:36pm at 6:36 pm (UTC -4)
I totally agree with you Salty.
Reyes’ dancing IS an issue, and has been for years. It makes other teams and other players hate the Mets. It makes other players play harder against the Mets. Therefore it is an issue in the real world.
On the last day of 2007 and 2008 the opponent was–in the real world–clearly fired up to beat us; for no reason any larger than Jose’s asinine dancing.
If Jose just played the game and didn’t dance, it is entirely possible the other team would have been thinking about tee times and not showed up and we might have made the playoffs one or both of those years. Silly? Maybe. Also reality.
And Jose showed what he was made of when he was attacked and he dove behind a 64 year old man in Alomar Sr and let him take the punch.
This sums it up perfectly:
“the dancing is a issue because as a fan that’s pissed I am looking at him and thinking sit your ass down. The game isn’t over and the team hasn’t won crap in years. Wait till ya clinch a division then dance the jig. 2 years of collapses and injuries, sit your ass down. “
11/23/2010-7:42pm at 7:42 pm (UTC -4)
I didn’t think Jose’s dancing fired up the Met’s #1 opponent on the last day of the 2007 season. I thought Tom Glavine was completely oblivious to his funky moves.
Hey, I’d have hoped by now Jose would have grown out of the dancing but if the Mets are losing to teams because the other teams are getting a bit more pumped then the Mets have bigger problems then Jose’s dancing. Which in reality we knew they all did.
2007 the Starting Pitching sucked down the stretch and they spit the bit.
2008 the Bullpen sucked and they couldn’t hold.
Teams get fired up to beat the Mets for #1 they are from NY and most of the country hates NY, it’s just a fact. Fortunately being from NY I could give a rats ass what the rest of the country thinks of us. #2 They’re a big budget team so beating the big payroll boys from the big city is a big deal to small market teams.
Does his dancing irritate other teams yes, no doubt. Did the 1986 Mets taking curtain calls irritate all of baseball. Oh yeah, big time. But the Mets had all the other pieces in place and the cajones to back it up as a TEAM. If the ’86 Mets never won would we be killing them over the curtain calls? Dancing or curtain calls winning cures everything. If we’d have won it all in 2006 or not folded in ’07 or ’08 I don’t think we’d care about dance moves Don’t let Jose’s dancing distract from the real problems on the team. Besides many may soon have their wish if Sandy decides to cash out on Jose. If we get enough return I have no problem with that and I’ve alway’s been big on #7. Other option is Terry kicks the pout out of him and he finally matures.
11/23/2010-8:04pm at 8:04 pm (UTC -4)
those same team seemed pretty disinterested in beating the mets in game 161 both years.
and it is truly sad if players can’t be bothered to put out effort unless someone on the other team fired them up. And why they care, since nothing reyes does is directed at the other team or showing anyone up (unlike say Victorwhine-o)
11/23/2010-8:06pm at 8:06 pm (UTC -4)
I must most respectfully disagree with you here sir—the curtain calls were totally and completely instigated by the fans, and for the fans.
Jose’s dancing is 100% for Jose by Jose and all about Jose.
And yes, had the team at least made another playoff appearance or two, the dancing would be less of an issue.
And as for motivating the other teams, why not let sleeping dogs sleep?
And I think that Jose’s ridiculous dancing in the context of choking and losing is perfectly symbolic of the deep problems with this team, which hopefully are going to be addressed now.
11/23/2010-8:10pm at 8:10 pm (UTC -4)
Victorwhine-o with his four playoff appearances, two pennants and one WS title.
He’s played in NINE playoff series.
I don’t think any player in history has played nine playoff series in a Met uniform.
When Jose has nine playoff series, two pennants, and a ring, I will have his dance as my computer screen saver.
I won’t hold my breath.
Why don’t you make another post already?
11/23/2010-8:19pm at 8:19 pm (UTC -4)
2 good rebuttals each of which I buy. I’m very much a sleeping dog’s lye and the dancing being for Jose, never thought of it that way vs. fan inspired. Any chance we can champion a Jose Dance Meter for the site? Kind of in the mode of MC’s fan confidence rating. For next year track the games Jose dance’s and correlate to wins & losses. Would certainly be an amusing draw imo.
11/23/2010-9:28pm at 9:28 pm (UTC -4)
Let’s not please. That’s all we’d need: those in the ‘I don’t have a problem with Reyes’ camp vs. those in the ‘Reyes is a lazy ass immature overrated’ camp arguing with each other all season.
If Reyes is dancing all year, then we’re likely winning some ball games.
11/23/2010-9:34pm at 9:34 pm (UTC -4)
Well, if there is one person here who I would temper my obnoxiosity for, it would be you MF4D.
No camps; we all are on the same team and we all want the team to win.
I loved the dancing in 2006—it is not the dancing I have a problem with—it is the choking, the laziness, the lack of discipline, the defiant refusal to work harder, and the losing.
Maybe that expresses it better.
I watched WFAN for what seemed like hours after they clinched in 2006—Jose partying, Wright smoking the cigar, reporters getting doused with booze, every second of it.
I just hate my team being viewed as chokers and losers. While li’l Jose dances for a 3rd inning HR….
11/23/2010-2:26pm at 2:26 pm (UTC -4)
People don’t understand these guys need to make a balance of asking the tough questions but not going to a level where people are going to be scared to some back. With that Mike and Mad Dog always have done a great job.
The Collins interview was great. Mike put him in a position where he had do defend and explain past issues and allowed him to promote the future.
11/23/2010-2:29pm at 2:29 pm (UTC -4)
Where I can’t stand Francessa is the time where he is not interviewing. total bore and complete ass.
Like the collins response about being hard to manage with the yankees across town well said by him.
11/23/2010-2:30pm at 2:30 pm (UTC -4)
and saying he has to deal with the same type of scenario being with the Angels.
I cannot believe the Reyes/dancing issue is even an ‘issue’. sorry….
I just don’t understand the relevance to bringing that up again and again – especially now.
Wish they give it a rest already.
11/23/2010-2:51pm at 2:51 pm (UTC -4)
It’s one of Francessa’s pet peeves.
Actually, a question I’d like to ask Terry, should’ve tweeted the Mets about it, is he thinking about a player captain at all?
11/23/2010-2:56pm at 2:56 pm (UTC -4)
people are still argueing about e dancing? BFD. To me, it just means that he is enthousiastic, into the game, and part of the team. Lso nice and loose.
I don’t get how being ultra serious and showing no emotion is somehow going to elevate his game? Even worse, it might feed into Knog’s concept that he is not focused on what is going on!
and needing the team to have a WS under it’s belt before he can show some emotion is just silly IMO.
But, if you would rather he sat on the bench and dozed off, while staring into the stands scoping out the babes, NP to me!
11/23/2010-3:17pm at 3:17 pm (UTC -4)
I think Reyes already has like 3 kids. He’d better keep his eyes to himself….
I’m in agreement with you. That’s just Reyes. He’s just that type of enthusiastic player who wears his emotions on his sleeve. You know when he’s happy and excited and you know when he’s down and pouting.
11/23/2010-3:23pm at 3:23 pm (UTC -4)
He wears his emotions on his sleeve..often literally. He has his kids faces tattooed on his arm. (which might actually be a little creepy )
11/23/2010-3:34pm at 3:34 pm (UTC -4)
I was wondering what those tattoos were.
If any1 had a problem with francesa 2day with Collins intvw then u better not listen to Kay interview or u may just xplode. LoL
11/23/2010-3:47pm at 3:47 pm (UTC -4)
What did that pompous a$$ have to say ?
11/23/2010-3:50pm at 3:50 pm (UTC -4)
I imagine much of the same nonsense, criticized Reyes, among others.
Probalby defined the Mets as losers. I’m sure he mentioned the Yankees.
11/23/2010-3:57pm at 3:57 pm (UTC -4)
I’ve never heard Kay. Is he on XM radio? Or another AM station?
11/23/2010-3:59pm at 3:59 pm (UTC -4)
1050. espn radio. they come back from commercial faster at 5 when i’m driving home. WFAN usually doesn’t show up until about 5:06 (I’ve made it haflway home sometimes waiting for Francesa to return from commercial), they’re on closer to 5:03
11/23/2010-4:06pm at 4:06 pm (UTC -4)
11/23/2010-4:02pm at 4:02 pm (UTC -4)
LOL….AA’s latest post:
‘Brian Cashman Tells Derek Jeter To Pound Sand’
End of that post is:
Discussion question: Would you care to see Derek Jeter play second base for the Mets, and if so what kind of contract would you offer him?
What makes them think that Jeter would consent to playing second for the Mets? And no way are the Mets going to offer him more than the Yankees.
Sanity check, please.
Francessa thinks ‘it will not be a big deal, no issue. He’ll resign’.
Hope he does. I see the Yankees as getting old and older.
11/23/2010-4:08pm at 4:08 pm (UTC -4)
Luckily Omar aint around to swoop in on Jeets Look, how can you not respect that guy but him playing for the Mets would be odd to say the least. If another team got him they would have to way overbid the Yanks and in the end both sides would regret it (kind of like Glavine and the Mets). There will be hugs and kisses by Christmas and Jeets will retire as a yank.
11/23/2010-4:12pm at 4:12 pm (UTC -4)
I’d give him 2 million to do Cora’s job.
we do need a guy that can play SS for 10 or so games next year after all.
11/23/2010-4:14pm at 4:14 pm (UTC -4)
I’d rather discuss trading Bleh-tran for DiceK. Jeter at 2B for the Mets… Pass the Peyote, please.
11/23/2010-6:49pm at 6:49 pm (UTC -4)
best Mattsblog post i’ve seen in a while
“Why is it so hard to read between the lines folks. The experience element is just code for no way was he getting this job. Backman’s reaction to Bob Klapisch went down pretty predictably in my opinion. Overly dramatic and self interested.
Considering where that guy fell to in terms of stock of consideration among all of major league baseball, his response to Klapisch on the issue of not getting the job should have been clear and simple…
“Disappointed, but I take great pride in having been under serious consideration. When you consider where I was last fall, and that I had a chance to manage the major league team for this franchise, things are getting back to where I would hope to be. Now it is time to just buck up spend some more time working hard for this organization which gave me a the opportunity to resurrect my career.”
Instead we get “I’m devastated and I am not sure whether I’ll be back, I have to think about that.” Alderson and Co gave this guy a pretty standard IQ test and he failed.
11/23/2010-8:01pm at 8:01 pm (UTC -4)
from all the info reported about these guys, I am starting to like Hale even more.
I now look at this as Colling coming in to oversee implementing the new way of operating the team, with Hale being groomed to take over in a couple of years when he retires or moves back into a coordinator role.
11/23/2010-8:12pm at 8:12 pm (UTC -4)
Taking the opportunity here to say congrat’s on a great opening article yesterday. Well done sir. Nice read.
11/23/2010-9:01pm at 9:01 pm (UTC -4)
thank you. much appreciated.
11/23/2010-9:09pm at 9:09 pm (UTC -4)
Knog, decided to put this down here.
what is the cut off for showboating? After 1 playoff series? 2? Soon as you have a WS ring?
IMO (note the “M”), hot dogging, acting like a spoiled brat, etc. is never appropriate. I don’t care if you have been on 5 straight WS title winning teams.
But I also don’t have a problem with team centric celebrations in the dugout. High fives, handshakes, whatever. No problem with that.
And frankly, what is Joses dance routine? I remember the handshake stuff, is that what this refers to ( a little shimmy shake with his teammates)? And again, that is not “me first”, it is “team happy”!
but don’t be hypocritical. It is either an OK way to play, or it isn’t. I just will not accept that guys can be allowed to go bad things (habits, actions) just because they were on a winning team (note that, the team won, the player did not).
Going with some recent themes, since VIcky is such a proven winner, can he play cards before the game? Goof off in practice? mouth off to the manager? Flip the bird to the fans? Get all me first?
If anything, a winner will be more disciplined, more selfless, whatever. not more so.
11/23/2010-9:11pm at 9:11 pm (UTC -4)
shoot, should have sent this in for the 2nd post….
11/23/2010-9:36pm at 9:36 pm (UTC -4)
Make a post! Often I have fleshed out ideas I first had in commenting into posts.
When will you be in on the inner author emails? For some reason I am really curious as to your real name….
11/23/2010-10:13pm at 10:13 pm (UTC -4)
don’t know about the club. I finally got a whim to write something and emailed it to Real, and boom, it was up and running!
maybe later i will fire up another one.
11/23/2010-9:31pm at 9:31 pm (UTC -4)
Well, again, the 86 curtain calls were inspired by the fans—every last one. They were not self-indulgence like Jose’s dancing.
I also am very much anti-showboating. I liked Barry Sanders’ attitude about scoring a TD–hand the ball to the ref and “Act like you’ve been there before.”
I am no fan of Vicky; I just think as Met fans we have no leg to stand on when it comes to the Phils, be it winning or player antics; it’s the sourest of grapes. But when you make the playoffs every year, obviously you are doing things correctly–4 straight years? Play cards DURING the game. The Mets have made it TWO straight years once in 49 years of existence.
I guess by definition your habits cannot be bad if you make the playoffs every year.
Last year’s Met team couldn’t care less and got mad when anyone suggested they work harder.
I loved the curtain calls in 86, the fights, everything, but it all was secondary to winning—that team could back it up by winning—that’s everything.
When Jose would dance and shimmy in the dugout after a 3rd inning HR in 2008 it made me feel like SaltyGary above—embarrassed and I would guess at least some of his teammates felt the same way—you choked historically in 2007, dove out of the way when Olivo came after you, and now you are going to dance like a finalist on Dancing With the Stars in the dugout for a 3rd inning HR? Weak, IMHO, “M” as well.
As boss Remo said in Casino, “anyway, that’s how I see it.”
11/23/2010-10:15pm at 10:15 pm (UTC -4)
well, just leave it at if the big winners can do it, it could not have been a bad habit in the first place!
11/23/2010-11:11pm at 11:11 pm (UTC -4)
11/24/2010-8:47am at 8:47 am (UTC -4)
Jeez, I should of stopped by last night, I missed a bunch.
Nail on the head Kong : “When Jose would dance and shimmy in the dugout after a 3rd inning HR in 2008 it made me feel like SaltyGary above—embarrassed and I would guess at least some of his teammates felt the same way—you choked historically in 2007, dove out of the way when Olivo came after you, and now you are going to dance like a finalist on Dancing With the Stars in the dugout for a 3rd inning HR? Weak, IMHO, “M” as well. ”
It’s like that old line “if you’re gonna talk the talk you need to walk the walk”. Especially by 2008 it was time to buckle down (god I just made myself feel old saying that) and focus at the job at hand. The antics on a whole demonstrates why the team is in this mess and doing what they are doing now.
And BTW that dance meter would be pretty funny. Have a weekley pole of “Is it currently ok for Reyes to dance a jig”. Maybe we can get Mr. NJ to muster up a good image.
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