Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/31/12
For Terry Collins, managing the New York Mets the last two seasons must have made his last two managing gigs feel like a walk in the park. And if you know the history, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. I had my doubts about Collins when he was named manager, and I’m not going to run away from some of the things I had to say about it. Instead, let me just admit I was wrong about him… and that I’m pleasantly surprised with the job he’s done considering the rotten hand he’s been dealt. Already inheriting an ill conceived roster to start the 2011 season, by mid-season he loses his closer (K-Rod) and cleanup hitter (Beltran) who was in the midst of an MVP season. In 2012 he learns that his team’s catalyst (Reyes) and his centerfielder (Pagan) were now gone too, basically wiping out his top of the order. This season he’ll have to make do without his staff ace and what was his most productive outfielder last year. Yet somehow, Collins keeps rolling with the punches and more imp...
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