Buck and the rebuild in Orioles Talk Posted Friday at 15:49 1 hour ago, DrungoHazewood said: Casey's record with the Mets was 40-120. He was the best guy available to manage a AAA team in the majors in NY. Great for off-the-wall quotes after the five losses a week. Great for using 1947 pitching strategies (essentially everyone on the team started and relieved at least a little and top starter Roger Craig pitched on 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 days rest). He was most certainly not the manager to get them over the hump and into contention years later. It's not surprising you'd have fired Buck. You would have fired essentially everyone in the organization from the owner down to the hot dog guy multiple times during the last 10 years. If I remember right, he was wanting a fire sale, and the team was way out in front, and had been there just about the entire season.