Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a 93 mph fastball. Valverde averted a similar disaster in Atlanta...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Concerns Mounting As Mets Offensive Woes Continue

After Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Mets are hitting .190 as a club and have struck out 79 times through eight games. “The issue is, no matter what the count is, we’re not doing any damage with pitches,” manager Terry Collins said. “We’re hitting groundballs to short. We’re hitting routine fly balls to center. We’ve got to start getting the ball...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s on first for the New York Mets?

Meet the Mets First Baseman…for now. Photo: New York Mets So this past Friday Terry Collins announced that Lucas Duda would be the New York Mets’ first baseman, at least for the foreseeable future. Adam Rubin of ESPN reported that day, too, that Terry told reporters he knew even before Opening Day that Lucas was his guy. Ike Davis only started on Opening Day because of his numbers...
Via NYMetsLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins To Choose One First Baseman On Friday

Terry Collins told reporters that he’s picking one first baseman and sticking with him, beginning on Friday. Collins wouldn’t announce who it would be, but did say that he would play him for a while. Both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis played today with the latter singling late in the game for the first and only hit from the first base position in three games.  The Mets have started...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Terry Collins Survive The Year? Odds-Makers Say No…

Although I already posted on the Mets and their new modern MLB record of 31 strikeouts through the team’s first two games, it was late last night when I wrote that and I didn’t get a chance to throw in some of my own thoughts on the matter. About three weeks ago I was at a friend’s engagement party. At one point most of the guys made their way to the bar area just outside the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Terry Collins To Use Replay Today

For years, New York Mets manager Terry Collins did not like the concept of instant replay. That changed, and Collins has the opportunity to test the new instant replay system in today’s exhibition game with St. Louis at Port St. Lucie. COLLINS: Will use replay today. (AP) “For years and years I never did – I didn’t like the thought of it,’’ Collins told ESPN. “But the...
Via New York Mets Report
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Expect Collins to have first basemen on short leash

Terry Collins is now the oldest manager in the major leagues.  He’s played his part of the development of the young players in the organization from his years as the minor league coordinator to the past three years as the Mets’ skipper.  The majority of the players on the prospective 25 man opening day roster are familiar faces he has overseen early in their careers.  So as...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Is Terry Collins Trying To Re-Invent The Wheel?

Terry Collins reminds me of a sitcom dad where the episode surrounds the dad trying to fix something around the house. The dad normally thinks he knows everything that has to be done and doesn’t need help. Most of time he thinks he has this revolutionary idea that will make the job easier. Of course things go wrong, the issue that needs to be fixed gets worse and help is needed...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Wrapping The Day: Collins Talks Injuries; Syndergaard Throws; Trade Discussions With Mariners

Several hours after Ike Davis admonished a reporter for a story saying the first baseman concealed an oblique injury for much of last season, New York Mets manager Terry Collins did the same – to the player through the press. Collins had to be embarrassed when he found out through the media Davis hid the injury using the logic he didn’t want to come off as an excuse maker just...
Via New York Mets Report
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Collins Alludes To Outfield Roster Cuts

The New York Mets haven’t played an exhibition game yet and already manager Terry Collins is hinting at several roster cuts. With a congested outfield, Collins suggested Matt den Dekker – arguably the best defensive outfielder in the organization – Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown and Cesar Puello beginning the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. It is also conceivable Juan Lagares will...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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