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”A lot of people on Twitter were blaming Collins for the way he handled the eighth inning; I thought he played the match ups mostly properly although I would have expected Terry to have a longer leash with Aardsma with two outs and a three run lead. Terry decided to play the matchup instead. In the end, his relievers simply failed to execute.”
This was posted on MetsBlog following Friday night’s bullpen disaster. I mean no disrespect towards MetsBlog – who have been tremendous supporters of this site. Rather, as the most influential Mets-themed blog out there, this is a plea towards their influence not only with the fan base but with team management, as well.
Stop giving a free pass to the manager.
Decisions we see from the dugout – and this goes for nearly all teams, not just the Mets – are designed to remove all blame from the manager and put it all on the player. It can’t possibly be the manager’s fault if he plays the matchup and his relievers don’t execute, right?
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