As they enter their NLDS opener against the Dodgers on Friday, one the Mets' biggest surprises of 2015 assures he's geared up and ready to contribute to his team despite a recent bout of strep throat. "I feel good," Mets middle infielder Wilmer Flores said Thursday. "There's no excuse. I'm ready to go." Manager Terry Collins revealed to reporters earlier in the week that Flores had...
The New York Mets received encouraging news on Thursday about their potential starter for Game 4 of the NLDS.Rookie Steven Matz, who has been experiencing back soreness over the past few weeks, pitched in a simulated game at the Mets' spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday, after which he had no ailments to speak of."It felt really good," Matz said. "I took...
According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, manager Terry Collins said Thursday that he expects to stick with Tyler Clippard as his primary setup man in the National League Division Series. Collins had tossed out the idea that he was considering flipping Clippard with Addison Reed who has settled into the […]
In an article by Bill Shaikin of the LA Times, Terry Collins says that he’s grown a lot from his last major league managing experience before joining the Mets. Collins’ previous job was with the Anaheim Angels in 1999, and he resigned from his position after the team fell way out of contention and the […]
New York Mets manager Terry Collins attempted to make light of the latest in a long line of Matt Harvey-related controversies by making wisecracks about how the team has a plan in place to make sure the talented-but-mercurial pitcher is on the team flight to the West Coast for the team’s division series showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harvey of course was late to a mandatory...
NEW YORK (AP) Michael Cuddyer and the New York Mets are well aware of the challenge ahead. First, they get Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers. And then, Zack Greinke. It's an imposing 1-2 pitching punch that manager Terry Collins referred to last month as ''those two animals.'' ''Did we expect to see anybody else? That's what the game's about...
As he prepares for his first postseason run, Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has reportedly lost a substantial amount of weight – and not by his own volition, either. Manager Terry Collins revealed to reporters on Wednesday that Flores lost 10 pounds in five days while recently suffering with strep throat. "He's been extremely weak," Collins said of the 24-year-old middle infielder...
NEW YORK (AP) With a gaggle of watchful reporters waiting outside the Mets dugout and a row of photographers kneeling in position, Matt Harvey hopped up the steps and onto the field at exactly 10 a.m. Right on time. One day after missing a mandatory workout and apologizing for his late arrival, Harvey went through practice with his New York teammates Wednesday before the NL East...
In his eleventh year managing in the major leagues, Terry Collins will finally get his first chance to manage in the playoffs. At 66 years old, Collins is the oldest manager in the MLB and has been waiting a very long time for this opportunity. Collins is one of four managers this postseason to make […]
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is in an improbable position. Few managers get the opportunity to return to the dugout for a fourth season after leading their teams to losing records in the first three. Even fewer (even Ron Gardenhire was let go after his fourth straight losing season) get a shot at a fifth season after leading their team to losing records in the first four....
Why do the Mets continually try to re-invent the wheel? GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins will wait until after Thursday’s instructional league start by Steven Matz to make a decision on whether the rookie lefthander will start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers. COLON: Should get NLDS start. (AP) The 4-0 Matz has made six major league starts, but hasn’t pitched...
NEW YORK (AP) Late in the season, as manager Terry Collins and the New York Mets closed in on their NL East championship, one opponent after another made it a point to commend Collins at Citi Field. ''Real happy for T.C.,'' was the sentiment echoed by Atlanta skipper Fredi Gonzalez and others. The popular Collins, at 66 the oldest manager in the majors and the consummate example...
Before there was Yoenis Cespedes, veteran infielder Juan Uribe was the New York Mets' catalyst, but now it appears as though they will have to look elsewhere to find a spark in a pinch. With the NLDS beginning on Friday, manager Terry Collins revealed that Uribe is very doubtful to make the roster for the series, calling his probability "real iffy." "He is still unable to do any...
The dust has settled, and the New York Mets are in the playoffs and will face the Los Angeles Dodgers sans home-field advantage beginning Friday, October 9. With the postseason beginning next week, Terry Collins addressed a number of topics regarding the NLDS at his final regular season post-game press conference. Here are some of […]
One by one the Mets drifted from their dugout after wrapping up their 90th victory of the season on a cool and crisp afternoon at Citi Field. Manager Terry Collins, who finally tasted a winning season with the Mets, was followed by David Wright, who missed nearly five months with a back injury and wondered if he’d ever play again, let alone see another playoffs. There was Travis...
The Mets (90-72) wrapped up their season with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Nationals (83-79) this afternoon at Citi Field. Pitching: Jacob deGrom got the nod for the Mets for the regular season finale this afternoon, but after Terry Collins announced deGrom as the starter for game one of the NLDS, he had an […]
Speaking to reporters at Citi Field before Sunday’s regular season finale, manager Terry Collins said that third baseman Juan Uribe is “iffy” to make the Mets roster for the NL Division Series against the Dodgers. That would certainly open up a roster spot for Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who Collins really wants to have on his bench. October 1 […]
Rejoice, Mets fans! The team is getting ready for its first playoff appearance in nearly a decade. It’s an unfamiliar feeling, and one that we know all too well can be fleeting. It’s something we should all enjoy. The lead-up to the post-season isn’t without it’s question marks and issues, though. Home-field advantage Home-field advantage seemed to be a pretty good possibility...
According to manager Terry Collins, there’s still a chance that Steven Matz could pitch in Game 4 of the NLDS. Speaking to reporters at Citi Field this morning, Collins said Matz met with doctors and received an injection in his upper back to try and relax the muscle spasms that have shelved him this past week. […]
On July 24th the National League standings looked like this: As you can see, the Mets were just one game over .500 trailing the Nationals by three games and they were not in a very good position to make a run at a Wild Card berth since the Pirates, Cubs, and Giants had a good leg up on them. That July date is an important one because it is when the talent infusion started with the...
For much of this season, the Mets pointed to this weekend’s series against the Nationals as critical to getting into the playoffs. Nobody thought it might be essential to get their heads screwed on straight. After mauling Cincinnati in four games to clinch the NL East, the Mets are scrambling to regain their sharpness after being swept in three games by the Phillies. COLLINS:...
Take a page out of Terry Collins’ book, and don’t put too much stock in this game. The Mets (89-70) were swept by the Phillies (62-97), losing 3-0 on Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia. Sean Gilmartin pitched for the Mets and was pretty good, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk in five innings, […]
Terry Collins announced a surprising shift in how the Mets might use relievers Tyler Clippard and Addison Reed moving forward. According to the Mets manager, the two of them might switch roles, with Clippard now pitching the seventh inning and Reed taking over as the primary setup man in the eighth. Clippard has struggled mightily of late […]
Terry Collins told reporters that veteran infielder Juan Uribe has made no progress with his chest injury and will now be examined by team doctors in New York. Collins explained that the injury to Uribe is where sternum meets the clavicle, and the fear is that instead of a cartilage-related bruise they initially diagnosed, it may […]
With the news that left-hander Steven Matz has been scratched altogether from starting against the Phillies because of back stiffness, manager Terry Collins announced on Wednesday night that left-hander Sean Gilmartin will start for the Mets on Thursday during the series finale at Citizens Bank Park. The start of the game has been moved up […]
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