Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/13/13
There’s a lot to like about Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins. We have Zack Wheeler here now and Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard on the way because of Alderson’s ability to cash in on an asset. Now that Jordany Valdespin is no longer on the club, the Mets seem to be filled with players who like each other and give it everything they have, a testament to Collins’ leadership. But there are plenty of things to be troubled with when it comes to both men. In the eighth inning of Monday night’s game against the Dodgers, the Mets trailed 4-2. The Dodgers had lefty Paco Rodriguez on the mound and Marlon Byrd led off the inning with a single. Up next was Ike Davis. Much has been made about how Davis has played better since his trip to the minors. This is true. However, one of the reasons he’s played better is that Collins has shielded him from facing southpaws. This is Davis’ line against lefties this year: .150/.203/.217 And it’s not like this is an isolated thing. Last ...
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