Gary Carter can be in New York tomorrow if needed
Never mind the inconvenient fact that the Mets' managerial position currently is occupied. Gary Carter says he is ready to take over - immediately!
Click below to read some bluntly candid remarks from the current manager of the independent Orange County Flyers Friday on Sirius Satellite Radio's The Mike & Murray Show":Host Mike Yam: When you were promoting the book and you were up in studio with us (last month) we had a chance to kind of pick your brain about being a manager and your interest and what-not. Mets right now struggling. A lot of talk about Willie Randolph. Are we going to be talking about you as a manager of the Mets?
Carter: Boy, Ill tell you what. I would love that, guys. When I saw that on ESPN today, Mike & Mike, they were talking about it and immediately I got on the phone and I called [Mets VP of Media Relations] Jay Horowitz and I asked Jay, Should I try to call Mr. Wilpon? If there is this going on I just want them to know of my availability. Im only a phone call away because my contract allows me to leave the ball club. I could be in New York tomorrow, if necessary, because if theres anything at the major league level I can leave this job. So that was the understanding. Thats the way the contract was written and I would love to have that opportunity. And the comments that David Wright made saying that, you know, theres no spark, theres no fire. If anything I would love to bring that to the table because you know me, guys. I love the game, have a great passion for it and you know my enthusiasm and hopefully I would be able to bring that to maybe help turn that ball club around. Theres way too much talent there for them to be a game under .500 and to lose four in a row to the Braves. Thats just kind of uncalled for and I think that theyve just become complacent in some ways and ever since their demise of last year. And if you look at Willies record it is right around .500 since June of last year. And when you have that much talent there are a lot more expectations than where theyre at right now.