Found February 22, 2012 on New York Mets ? New York Post:
PORT ST. LUCIE — Terry Collins isn’t thinking about Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey or anybody other than his true ace for the Mets’ Opening Day pitching assignment. The manager is banking on Johan Santana. “In my mind right now, in my heart, he’ll be ready — I don’t...

Collins manages to spring eternal

Terry Collins would not be Terry Collins if he didn’t offer the glass-completely-full Mets prophesy on the first official day of spring training. It’s not like the 62-year-old Mets skipper has been living in a cave all winter, oblivious to the reports of the demise of the Mets’ season before it has even begun. The reports, Collins states affirmatively, have been greatly exaggerated.

Collins ever the optimist at Mets camp

Mets manager Terry Collins typically arrives at the team's Spring Training complex by 4:30 ET every morning, so that he can finish a 90-minute workout before the first players begin trickling in.

Collins: There’s room for another New York Cinderella story in 2012

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jeremy Lin. The Super Bowl champion Giants. Last year’s World Series winning Cardinals. Pick a Cinderella story, and manager Terry Collins is ready to present it to his Mets as evidence anything is possible this season. It’s that “Mets against the world” mentality Collins wants...

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Mets Notes: Ike Is Cleared, Tejada Has Collins Concerned, Murphy Knocked Some Out Today

Earlier today, Mets first baseman Ike Davis was sent to New York to be examined by team doctors as a follow up to his physical, which the team said had nothing to do with his ankle. The Mets are now reporting that Davis has been cleared to resume workouts and is is expected to be back in camp tomorrow. ”They wanted to do a double-check on some things,” Collins said. “We...

Mets skipper Collins: We'll be better than people expect

New York Mets manager Terry Collins anticipates Johan Santana will be ready for opening day. And despite drastic payroll cuts, he says the team will be a lot better than people think.

Mets' Ruben Tejada delayed by visa problem, testing Terry Collins' patience

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Mets expect P Santana to be ready for opener

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he expects ace Johan Santana to be ready for opening day. Santana, who hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 2, 2010, threw off a mound for the second time this year as he attempts to come back from shoulder surgery. “In my mind right now, in my heart, he’ll be ready,” Collins said. “I don’t think there’s any question...

Collins had hoped for Tejada's early arrival

Mets manager Terry Collins is not pleased with shortstop Ruben Tejada's decision to wait until the reporting deadline to show up to camp. Tejada plans to obtain his travel papers Thursday in his native Panama, before arriving at Mets camp Saturday -- the deadline for position players to report.

Mets' Tejada remains in Panama while trying to obtain visa

Terry Collins knows that Ruben Tejada is not late. He also knows that the young man who will replace Jose Reyes has already impressed with hustle and precocious baseball instincts. The manager even called himself “selfish” for wishing that Tejada was already in Port St. Lucie. But still, despite all those qualifications, Collins’ visceral desire remains: He wants Tejada in camp, now.

Mountain man R.A.: Mets need Johan at peak

PORT ST. LUCIE — R.A. Dickey climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last month and yesterday arrived at the base of Everest. The veteran knuckleballer sees a difficult NL East and realizes plenty will have to go right for the Mets to have a shot at the postseason. Individual improvement might be the...

It’s All About the Little Things

With spring training games just around the corner, many fans are wondering what to make of this team. Obviously, I think it would be too soon to just make judgements based on names. This isn’t a video game (As much as I love MLB The Show), so anything can happen. Whether you take injuries, breakout seasons or any other factors into account, we could get an excellent result from...

Here We Go Again

You know, it was ridiculous when it was being tossed around last season, and even without the hyper-critical masses it's ridiculous now. But here we are, the reason I hate spring training ... too big a deal being made out of somebody not showing up to camp early. This time, the "culprit" is Ruben Tejada. And the man partly responsible for turning molehill into mountain...
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