We'll see what Rob Manfred's made of. If he's got a spine, he'll do what Pete Rozelle did with George Young with the Giants back in the late 1970s. He'll force the Wilpons to hire a competent GM - he may even pick that GM - and force the Wilpons to let the GM do his job. Unfortunately, I don't think Manfred has the kind of spine to take drastic actions against Fred Wilpon, who's a member of the MLB Old Boys' Club. Manfred's too busy trying to outlaw defensive shifts to try to fix the Mets. Left to their own devices, the Wilpons - especially the idiot son - will continue to descend into James Dolan territory. It's sad because New York baseball is so much better when both the Yankees and Mets are contenders.