Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/9/13
I like Terry Collins. He’s feisty. He competes. He never cries over what he doesn’t have. He has high expectations for those under his command. Collins has been surprisingly adept at handling the New York media during some very difficult seasons, and, for the most part, seems to have maintained his player’s respect. In fact, the Terry Collins baseball story is quite compelling. A reputation of meltdowns and fractured relationships during prior stints managing professional baseball teams followed Collins when he began his assignment with the Mets. Collins was alleged to be inflexible, overly sensitive to criticism, and to struggle communicating with his players. Collins admits those early career inadequacies stemmed from a basic insecurity that undermined his managing success. His focus was tipped too far in the direction of himself and his own needs without a real understanding that getting what he wanted as a successful major league manager was contingent on how well he helped his ...
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