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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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Updated by John Delcos at 10:00 AM
Players hit in the cages this morning as it rained here. The weather here has been awful; rainy and chilly. Nothing sun drenched about PSL these days.
Those hitting include Daniel Murphy, who took an injection for a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.
Also on the injury front, Jenrry Mejia was examined in New York yesterday for a thyroid...
Beat writers are reporting that starting pitcher Jenrry Mejia is flying back to New York for a follow up exam related to something that came up after taking his his physical.
Mejia was supposed to pitch in a “B” Game this afternoon, but was a late scratch.
Sandy Alderson is going to address reporters shortly. We have John there who will report further as soon as he hears what...
Some of you may think of this as an odd post from me as I usually post about the minor leagues or the draft. But I came across this on MLB Trade Rumors and thought it was different and interesting.
B.J. Rains is doing a series about why some MLB players chose the agents that they did. This one about David Wright naturally grabbed my attention.
As you all know, Wright signed an...
Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front.
Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know the deal, spring training is for training okay!”.
Greetings from Port St. Lucie, where the Mets have the afternoon off. However, just because they are down for the day, it doesn’t mean there isn’t anything happening.
They wouldn’t be the Mets if there weren’t injury news. Jenrry Mejia returned to New York this morning to have an undisclosed medical condition checked out. As with Pedro Feliciano before him, his reporting...
So, my kids surprised me last night with a really early Mother’s Day gift – tickets to Banner Day!
After ESPN’s decision to schedule the original May 26th date for Sunday Night Baseball, the Mets held a fan vote to allow fans to choose when Banner Day should be held and ended up moving the date to Saturday, May 11. I’ll be there.
You have to understand – Banner Day was...
New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring training outing.
Feliciano threw one inning against the Miami Marlins in a ''B'' game on a practice field behind Roger Dean Stadium. He allowed one run - on Ben Lasater's home run - hit a batter and struck out one.
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Help raise awareness for the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
The charity was started by Rusty in 1985 to help the widow’s and children of New York first responders killed in the line of duty.
Joining us on the hangout will be Mark Berman of Blogging Mets and of...
With so much hype surrounding the likes of the Atlanta Braves, Washington
Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets appear to be, on paper, the
fourth best team in the National League East this season.
While the lack of team success might frustrate their fans, fantasy baseball
owners will simply hope that their players will produce. There might not
be top-end talent on this...
Ike Davis is now in the mix of names being considered for Team USA’s currently vacant first base position for the World Baseball Classic says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
The spot was held by Mark Teixeira, but a strained right wrist put an end to that, leaving team USA with only Ben Zobrist and Joe Mauer as the only two on the roster with any experience at first.