Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/18/14
When Terry Collins was introduced as Mets manager on November 23rd, 2010, he was far from the unanimous choice amongst those who cover the team.  Known more for his short temper and self-destructive ways than his managing prowess, many feared the aging skipper may not be up for the job. Two years later, the now 63 year old Collins boasts a 151-173 record since his arrival and enters the season on the final year of his original three year contract with much skepticism about his future in Queens.  During a recent blogger teleconference, Mike Silva of Sports Media Watchdog asked Sandy Alderson: “…what do you need to see from Terry Collins to extend his contract?”  Sandy replied: “There two things upon which a manager is evaluated. One is wins and losses, and the other is the improvements of the players on the team. Regardless whether it’s a veteran-dominated team or a younger team, players have to improve, More importantly, they have to be motivated, and that’s partly where the manager...
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