Enough is enough.

There is simply no reason that Jerry Manuel should remain as the manager of the New York Mets. The team has played uninspired baseball throughout his tenure. Even the recent return of Carlos Beltran has not been enough to spark the team.

The Mets have lost three straight coming out of the All-Star break and appear to be falling out of contention in the National League East.

They are in third place—five games behind the Braves.

The Mets do however sit just two games back in the Wild Card race. So, there is still an opportunity for the Mets to make the playoffs.

However, Jerry Manuel makes too many poor decisions for this to happen under his watch.

After watching Hisanori Takahashi implode yesterday, it is has only been reaffirmed that he belongs in the bullpen. However, Jerry has said that he will start yet again next week.

Just by looking at his splits, it becomes painfully obvious that Takahashi is in the wrong role.

He has gone 4-3 with a 5.75 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 10 starts this season.

Takahashi has allowed 10 home runs and has a strikeout rate of 6.8 strikeouts per nine inning in 51 2/3 innings as a starter. Compare this to his numbers out of the bullpen.

Takahashi was 3-1 from the bullpen with a 2.79 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 16 appearances. He allowed one home run and had a strikeout rate of 10.9 per nine innings in 29 innings of work.

It is clear where Takahashi belongs.

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