Updating this post with some new information, this time from Andy Martino of the Daily News who also hears that it is “widely accepted” that Terry Collins will be re-signed to a new deal to manage the Mets in 2014 and beyond.
It certainly seems like nothing will keep this from happening, so get used to it.
One interesting side note to this, was Martino’s view on how the role of a manager has evolved over the years. He credits the recently fired Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel as the new model for the “modern manager” and how other MLB managers have taken a page out of his playbook.
The modern athlete is sensitive, insecure, and performs better when flattered. If a player does not feel that a manager has his back, the skipper will not succeed. Jerry Manuel once joked that injured righthander John Maine could pitch lefthanded, and called the Mets’ offense “pathetic;” he was right on the latter point, but lost the locker room with comments like that.
Terry Collins began his tenure by c...