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Mets Mathematically Eliminated, But Can Sill Shoot For .500

It’s over. The Mets have been mathematically eliminated from post-season contention as they play out the last eight games of the 2014 season. “We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to,” Terry Collins said after Friday’s 5-0 win over the Braves. “We certainly came out of spring training with high hopes of putting together a nice run. We just never seemed to get it going...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wally Backman to join Mets, may not leave staff

Fans may view Wally Backman as their preferred successor to Terry Collins as Mets manager. Instead, Backman could end up on Collins’ staff to open next season. A team insider told that Backman joining the 2015 staff as a coach is “under discussion.” Regardless, Collins views Backman as an ally, not a threat. Backman joins the Mets on Friday in Atlanta as an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Collins Blowing Smoke; It’s Flores’ Job To Lose

Terry Collins insists shortstop will be wide open next spring, but what else can he say? Even after Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs Tuesday night in a 9-1 rout of the Marlins, and has driven in 10 runs over the last four games, Collins is dancing the politically correct line. He has to. FLORES: Should get job. (Getty) He can’t give the job to Flores outright,...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Responding to Sandy Alderson’s praise of Terry Collins

“I don’t frankly think the last 12 games have a lot to do with evaluating Terry,” Alderson said before his team’s 151st game of the season. “I think we’ve played well to this point and through the first half of September, even the latter part of August. I think the team has responded pretty well.” snip “I think Terry’s done a fine job this season,” Alderson said...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins, Alderson’s Status To Be Determined At Seasons End, Expected To Return

According to Andy Martino, the Mets are expected to retain both General Manager Sandy Alderson and Manager Terry Collins, but will make an official announcement at the end of the year. Alderson seems eager to return. “We still have some things to accomplish, and I would like to be here when we do” (Martino, NYDN). Sandy Alderson told The Daily News that “What we will do is...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Black Shut Down, Likely Out For Season

UPDATE (9/15/14) Terry Collins speaking before Monday nights game said that Vic Black will be shut down for five to six days as he continues to deal with a herniated disk. Given the amount of games left this season, it’s likely he has seen the end to his 2014 campaign. Original Story After seeing a stark decrease in velocity during Saturday night’s game, Vic Black has been scheduled...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins: Mets Are Very, Very Close to the Nationals

After watching the Mets lose three of four games at home to the Washington Nationals, Danny Knobler of ESPN New York compares the two teams as one heads to the playoffs and the other heads to a sixth straight losing season. He took issue with Terry Collins who yesterday told reporters that the Mets and Nationals are “very, very close.” “They’ve got a good team,” Collins...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meaningful Games in September: Does Finishing .500 Matter?

New York Mets manager Terry Collins proclaimed his club would be playing in “Meaningful games” this September. The now decade-old mantra, intended to convey the club will remain in a playoff race through the month’s final season, has become a running gag amongst the fan base. The Amazin’s will be playing in meaningful games- but the importance is once again entirely for opposing...
Via Around Citi
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dropping Granderson says tons about Collins; d’Arnaud’s hot bat

Friday night, Mets manager Terry Collins made the decision to drop the struggling Curtis Granderson from the top of the lineup to the sixth hole.  He made an inclination that this will be a longer-term move rather than a one-or-two-game banishment. Granderson entered play Friday hitting a paltry .211/.313/.354.  Since the All-Star break it is even worse, with Granderson hitting...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Finally! We have something by which to judge Terry Collins

“All I’ll say is we have higher expectations than we’ve had in the past.” – Sandy Alderson, February 2014 Saturday’s night loss made it mathematically impossible for the Mets to win 90 games. If you recall, back in February, Alderson allegedly told team executives that the Mets should challenge for that many wins this season. The remark was not meant for public consumption...
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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