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Razor hoping to make the cut

Baseball organizations often put their managers on notice by first tweakintg them. The Mets could do that to Jerry Manuel if they decide to fire some of the coaches, including first base coach Razor Shines, thought to be one of Manuel's favorites. Shines lost his third base job after the Mets had 14 runners thrown out at the plate in 2009. Shines survived and went to first.

Third base coach Chip Hale has not come under any obvious scrutiny and pitching coach Dan Warthen deserves a bonus for the job he's done. As mentioned in an earlier post, hitting coach Howard Johnson could take the fall. If the Mets believe some of Manuel's questionable in-game decisions have been aided by bench coach Dave Jauss, then put him on the endangered list as well.  



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