"I'm not going to be able to make everybody around here Mr. Perky... All I can control is to manage this team to the best of my ability. And then if whoever's patience runs out, that I can't control. I really don't worry about that. ...I think it would be bad if I started whining and complaining about not having a job for next year. So I can't control somebody else's patience. My patience will be there."
(Manny Acta, via Washington Times/Chatter, 2/15/2009)
Manny tells Nats: Take this job and shove it!
Well, not exactly. But Manny Acta isn't worried that his bosses gave him a no-vote of confidence this offseason by not picking up his 2010 option; Jerry Manuel is keeping his seat warm with the Mets this season anyway.
For what it's worth, Mr. Perky says this year's model is the best team he's had since his arrival. What IS that worth?