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Terry Collins on his preferred way to break in relievers

“You try not to put them in a position where they’re destined to fail,” he said. “You try not to bring them in with the bases loaded. You try to let them have clean innings, and try to give them a matchup where they have an advantage. “Once their confidence starts to soar, they get better.” Source: New York Times Perhaps the phrase “clean innings” is up for debate...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Communication Breakdown… Is Collins On Board With Flores As His Shortstop?

I’ve never quite wrapped my mind around the notion that Terry Collins is the right manager for these NY Mets. I have my reasons, mostly grounded in my skepticism about his handling of a very young impressionable group that could benefit from a more patient and supportive hand … But while it’s hard to complain about a first place team with a 15 – 6 record, there are looming...
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Mets Card of the Week: 2015 Terry Collins

2015 TOPPS HERITAGE TERRY COLLINS Nostalgia is a distorting lens. Ralph the ice-cream man used to stop in front of my house every day from late spring to early fall, ringing his bells in four-beat measures that made me dash out my front door and sail over the concrete porch steps. I’d scrape together my available nickels and dimes for a couple of packs of baseball cards, maybe...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Wants Contract Extension, But Mets Brass Ain’t Talking

In an report by Steve Marcus of Newsday, Terry Collins says that he is not concerned about about his job security but is looking forward to continuing on as manager and signing an extension. Collins told Marcus that he’s made the team aware of his intentions to stay on as Mets manager. He is considered to be on the hot seat, but this talk has been quieted recently due to the Mets’...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Has Mets Playing Baseball Like It Oughta Be

This is Terry Time. This is Terry’s Team. As long as it keeps winning. In a column for the New York Post, writer Kevin Kernan credits Terry Collins for the Mets’ hot start and that now armed with a team with horses to win, the real Terry Collins has emerged. “This year, you are seeing more of the real Collins, when he’s managing to win games and holding his team to higher...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Mets Should Be Expected To Win

The Mets have been very outspoken this off-season about their expectations. They are confident, and they believe they can experience a lot of success this season. Speaking to reporters today before the game, Terry Collins says that he is not worried about the added pressure that they have put on themselves. “We have huge expectations, but we are not afraid of it” “It’s time...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins on Freddie Freeman

Before Friday’s game against the Braves, Mets skipper Terry Collins had this to say about Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman: That stinkin’ first baseman is dangerous. We haven’t got him out in 4 years. The 25-year-old Freeman is hitting a sporty .325/.396/.580 against Met pitching over the past three seasons. Related Posts: Atlanta Braves A look at Terry Collins...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Reynolds has inside track for New York Mets 2B job

As you read that title, you probably thought, “What about Daniel Murphy?” Murphy is the starting second basemen for the New York Mets, but as we get closer to opening day, it is looking more and more like he will start the season on the Disabled List. Murphy’s latest progress had him batting in a minor-league game with no running. However, the Mets can backdate his stint on...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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