Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Thursday afternoon the Mets are losing in the ninth inning, 7-2. There are two outs and nobody is on and a lefty comes to the plate. It’s not Joey Votto or Ryan Howard – it’s Denard Span. I mean no disrespect towards Span, who has accumulated 17.7 fWAR in parts of six seasons in the majors. He’s a fine player. I just mean – c’mon it’s not the second coming of Babe Ruth strolling to the plate. But manager Terry Collins acts as if it is and he calls for a lefty reliever. The Mets have scored five runs in their last four games combined. The odds they were going to do so in the ninth inning yesterday – and let’s be charitable here – were virtually non-existent. Yet our manager felt the need to inject himself into the game to make it appear like he was doing something positive. At best, this was an empty and hollow gesture. At worst, this was example number 10,000 of a guy who gets praised to great lengths who does nothing to push the team forward. Year three of the Collins Administ...
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