Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
2003-05-02 08:08
by Alex Belth
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I've never been a fan of the Mets GM Steve Phillips, but there is nothing that is entertaining about the Phillips death-watch across town with the Mets. The Mets lost in extra-innings to the Cards yesterday (their fifth straight L), and it feels as if Phillips will not make it through the weekend. Jay Jaffe, the futility infielder, one of the best, if not the best baseball writer in the blogging universe, weighs in with take on the situation. Mike Lupica killed Phillips in the News yesterday, and today Joel Sherman lays some of the blame at the feet of the Wilpons.

According to the Daily News today:

Mets' chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon left Phillips open for increased scrutiny Wednesday when he told the Daily News: "Fred and I are only as good as the info we get."

Phillips didn't try to deflect blame when he was asked about those comments.

"My name is on every move that's been made here," Phillips said. "That's how I look at it."

If they are going to can him, I say do it and do it now. Don't draw this out any longer than you have to, fer cryin' out loud.

Somewhere, Bobby Valentine is enjoying a good laugh.

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