Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/3/13
On Friday, this was posted over at MetsBlog: A team executive recently told Mike Puma of the New York Post he would be surprised if Terry Collins is replaced following the 2013 season. “I think they are doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line,” the executive told Puma. Putting aside the lunacy of talking about a finish-line sprint with over 50 games still to play, this statement still is ridiculous. Entering Friday, the Mets were 7-8 since the All-Star break. Now, maybe this “team executive” was recalling last year’s 1-11 mark following the All-Star game but how this qualifies as a reason to extend a manager is beyond me. The easiest way to judge a manager is on his record. Collins, however, would probably prefer that we come up with a different measuring stick. To be fair, he has not had the best talent so we do need to look past the on-field results. Without fail, the first thing Collins’ proponents point to is how the team plays hard for him. Fair enough – put th...
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