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Terry Collins just concluded his press conference which was televised on SNY. Now that’s my kind of Reality TV. Here’s a little summary of what he had to say…
Collins said Jose Reyes is a “great player”, but Ruben Tejada is an “outstanding talent”. He’s going to make some “boo-boos” along the way, but has the chance to be a special player. There’s not enough separation between great and outstanding for me… How about Reyes=Great, Tejada=Good?
Terry would like a second left-handed pitcher in the bullpen, but believes RHP Ramon Ramirez has the ability to get left-handed hitters out. “Ultimately, good stuff is what get’s people out,” he said. Thought I’d take a look and in his career: RHB: .595 OPS, LHB: .734. Umm… Can you say Robert Carson?
Terry believes Bobby Parnell’s stuff is MLB caliber, and he feels he will be successful in his new role. Correction, Terry… Bobby Parnell’s fastball velocity is MLB caliber, but the movement on Parnell’s fastball is Appalac
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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.
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 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.
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...
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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.
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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.
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PORT ST. LUCIE — Ruben Tejada isn’t due in camp until Saturday, but manager Terry Collins already has a motivational speech waiting for the Mets’ new starting shortstop.“Jose Reyes is a great player, we’re going to miss him,” Collins said yesterday. “But this young man who is going...
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.
PORT ST. LUCIE - Mets pitchers and catchers will report to camp tomorrow, starting another spring training in which manager Terry Collins will try to convince his team it can compete.
The Mets have shed about $50 million in payroll from the start of last year's camp and will be just about everybody's pick to finish last in the NL East. The past three seasons, the Mets have...
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...