I'm sure most have heard by now that Jerry Manuel will be back as Mets manager. He signed a 2-year deal with a club option for a 3rd. I am fine with this, although I was excited this morning about reports that Bobby Valentine was interested in the job. It would've been fun to have Bobby V. and his sly fox grin back at Shea. However, Jerry did a good job this season and has a managerial style more along the lines of Bobby V. then Willie Randolph. I'm glad this was sorted out sooner rather than later.
Now the Mets can focus on what's important this offseason: signing C.C. Sabathia, Manny Ramirez, AND Francisco Rodriguez. It would only cost about $60 million per season - what a steal!