Found October 03, 2013 on Mets360.com:
The Cubs recently fired manager Dale Sveum. Originally given a three-year contract prior to the 2012 season, Sveum was let go with a year remaining on his deal. In his two years leading Chicago, his teams went a combined 127-197. The Cubs won five more games this year than a season ago, but the fact that several of Chicago’s highly-touted youngsters failed to progress this year was one factor which helped to seal his fate. Meanwhile, the Mets brought back manager Terry Collins. This despite the fact that eight players for the Mets had 100 PA in both 2012 and 2013 and in the former year they combined for an 11.5 fWAR and this past season they managed just an 8.2 fWAR total. And this was with Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda combining to contribute 3.4 additional fWAR from a season ago. While they may not have been highly touted, the Mets saw significant drops in performance from Ruben Tejada and Ike Davis, who combined for a (-0.4) fWAR. Both of those players were counted on ...
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