MetsPolice forgets that any other manager on the planet could not have gotten more out of those very average clubs than Bobby V. Braves had far superior talent.
'99 Mets won 97 games, go run the numbers and tell me since division play how many other years that total would have won the division. Friggin Braves won 103 games, you want the Mets to win 104?? gimme a break.
2000 Mets won 94 games with Agbayani, Bell, and Payton in the OF. Enough with the Bobby V bashing. If he managed this much talent from 2005 - 2008 they would have won the division three of the four years.
The 96 and 97 teams? How can you count them? 97 was the first year since 1990 that was over .500—we were ecstatic they didnt suck anymore. 1998, I'll give you, they blew it when they had the WC wrapped up.
Give Bobby his dues, he helped turn it around and his teams were genuinely entertaining - he got the most out of what he was given.
Posted by osh41 to The Mets Police at March 10, 2009 7:34 PM