Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/26/12

If the Mets opponents have managed to steal some of their signals this season, they are doing a better job of memorizing than the Mets themselves. To the casual viewer, it would appear that Terry Collins is not a fan of the hit-and-run. Through 18 games this season, the Mets have barely used it. However, that is not because Collins never calls for it. The Mets simply haven’t mastered their own signs yet.

“That’s not necessarily true,” Collins said Thursday morning when a reporter pointed out that he never calls for a hit-and-run. “We’ve missed a few signs. There’s a few secrets that aren’t out there yet. That’s why I’m not worried about the other team (stealing our signs), because we haven’t got them (down) yet.”

That sounds like a Mets problem. Collins added that he has had to change the signs a couple of times to simplify them since his players have missed two squeeze bunt signs in multiple hit-and-runs.

So basically if you’re an opposing player who manages to steal a signal off the Mets, you’re further along with their coaching staff than their own players are.

H/T Hardball Talk
Photo credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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