TERRY COLLINS NEWS

In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and saved 28 games. Incidentally, Parnellâ€...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Rush To Judgment On Parnell?

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and saved 28 games. Incidentally, Parnell’s...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Issues That Must Be Answered Positively To Reach The Playoffs

The Mets can be a playoff team, but a lot of things must break their way before there’s meaningful October baseball at Citi Field. With it being apparent they won’t make any substantial additions between now and Opening Day, they’ll have to improve enough to win at least an additional ten games with their current roster. That’s a tall order. Here’s what must happen: Matt...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Terry Collins’ projected 2015 lineup playoff bound?

In a recent article written by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, he quotes Terry Collins as saying “I don’t think that there is any question that we should be playing October next year”, which echoes that comments Matt Harvey has made. The team has high expectations of competing, and the manager believes that this upcoming season should be promising. Collins would go on...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler – Must reduce pitch counts, but young and improving. Bartolo Colon â€...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015 New York Mets Opening Day lineup and statistics

New York Mets manager Terry Collins revealed his projected 2015 opening day lineup during a press conference on Wednesday morning. Collins’ projected lineup is as follows, with offensive projections courtesy of Steamer. 1. Juan Lagares – CF .256/.298/.360 — 8 HR, 27 2b   2. Curtis Granderson – LF.223/.315/.400 — 19 HR, 20 2B 3. David Wright – 3B.275/.347/...
Via Around Citi
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

Jenrry Mejia is well aware of what Terry Collins said in San Diego when he proclaimed Bobby Parnell the Mets closer as soon as he is ready to return sometime around May. Collins matter of factly said Parnell was the Mets incumbent closer. Mejia said he was not upset about Collins’ comments despite his belief that he did everything that has been asked of him, and took the high...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who starts for the New York Mets on Opening Day?

Terry Collins told the Post that there is a possibility the Mets hold out Matt Harvey during the team’s first road trip as a way to conserve innings. It is a long way down the road, but if the Mets do decide to go this route then the question becomes who starts Opening Day when the New York Mets start the season against the Washington Nationals? Here are the options along with...
Via NYMetsLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Could Be Held Back Until Home Opener At Citi

Mets manager Terry Collins told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post that he is looking at Matt Harvey like Bruce Bochy looks at Madison Bumgarner. “He’s got the competitiveness of a stinkin’ bear. Matt and I just met a couple of days ago in New York and talked about how important it is for him to understand that we’ve got to be careful.” Collins said the Mets are now considering...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke to Mets manager Terry Collins who continues to say the Mets are heading for the playoffs in 2015. “I really like our team. I am so excited. There were always big missing pieces in the past. Now there’s not. We’re not going to put a number on it, but we’re going to win. I don’t think that there is any question that we should be playing...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Last Chance for Terry Collins

Sandy Alderson took over as General Manager of the New York Mets after the 2010 season and hired Terry Collins to manage the team. Here is a breakdown of the team’s record since 2011: 2011: 77-85 (4th place) 2012: 74-88 (4th place) 2013: 74-88 (3rd place) 2014: 79-83 (3rd place) Needless to say, the Mets haven’t taken the step forward they had hoped for. The blame can be attributed...
Via NYMetsLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Terry Collins, The Sum Of All Fears

Pythagorean Win Percentage is an interesting formula. It’s transparent and supremely logical as metrics go. A close cousin to the Pythagorean Theorem, it is essentially a means to predict how many wins a team should accumulate by calculating runs scored squared over runs scored squared plus runs allowed squared. In 2014 the Mets’ Pythagorean Win% was .5088. When multiplied by...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins: The Sum Of All Fears

Pythagorean Win Percentage is an interesting formula. It’s transparent and supremely logical as metrics go. A close cousin to the Pythagorean Theorem, it is essentially a means to predict how many wins a team should accumulate by calculating runs scored squared over runs scored squared plus runs allowed squared. In 2014 the Mets’ Pythagorean Win% was .5088. When multiplied by...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayberry should add punch in 2015

With it becoming more and more evident every day that Wilmer Flores is likely to be the 2015 Opening Day shortstop, the Mets used the Winter Meetings to fill a few gaps in their roster – a second lefty out of the bullpen (Rule 5 draftee Sean Gilmartin and Scott Rice re-signing on a minor league deal) and a righty-hitting outfield bat (John Mayberry Jr). While none of the moves...
Via Mets360.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets agree to $1.45M deal with Mayberry

SAN DIEGO (AP) The New York Mets have agreed to a $1.45 million, one-year contract with outfielder John Mayberry Jr. The team did not announce the deal, which is guaranteed and subject to a physical. Manager Terry Collins said Thursday at the winter meetings he liked ''everything'' about Mayberry and was pleased to add a right-handed bat with power to New York's bench. Mayberry...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Interested In Japanese SS Takashi Toritani

Mets manager Terry Collins said today that the Mets are interested in Japanese SS Takashi Toritani. Toritani, 33, has played the past 11 seasons for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. In that time, he has hit at a .285/.372/.412 clip, and has appeared in 1,444 consecutive games, and thus being known as “The Ironman of Japan.” Toritani is now being represented...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

So here we are enjoying a somewhat interesting, compelling, and exciting Winter Meetings… We’re all having fun reading and deciphering what seems to be a non-stop stream of Mets news, rumors, and quotes. Then along comes Terry Collins, who decides he’s flying to San Diego to hold a press conference about nothing, who completely douses our enthusiasm with a few well chosen...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Flores Doesn’t Have Shortstop Job Yet, Expects Big Season From Tejada

Talking to reporters at the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Monday, manager Terry Collins said that Ruben Tejada will be a candidate for the starting shortstop job if the team doesn’t get a new one and it’s just a choice between him and Wilmer Flores. “As I sit here today, I’m not going to name Wilmer Flores just yet,” Collins said. “Ruben promised me he’d be at the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Top Mets Headlines For Day One

With day one of the Winter Meetings already in the books, here is a recap of yesterday’s Mets headlines: Mets and Rangers are Discussing Possible Trade Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported that the Mets and Rangers are in trade discussions and could have something done before the end of the Winter Meetings. While there are no reports of specific players, it can be inferred that...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins: Shortstop Up For Grabs Between Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada

Talking to reporters at the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Monday, manager Terry Collins said that Ruben Tejada will be a candidate for the starting shortstop job if team doesn’t get a new one and it’s just him and Wilmer Flores. Collins said Flores hasn’t earned the job yet and that shortstop is up for grabs between him and Tejada. “I’m not gonna name Wilmer Flores just...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Chat With Terry

In case you missed it, Terry Collins joined my friends at Sports Talk NY Live last night and talked about working with Sandy Alderson, Wilmer Flores’ shortstop abilities, and who has the best chance to break camp in the rotation. The most fascinating part to me was his explanation about the made-up and ridiculous “Jose Reyes Batting Chase Controversy Of 2011″, where he explains...
Via Metstradamus
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, Florida Pitchers and catchers report: February 19 First workout: February 21 Position players report: February 24 First full-squad workout: February 26 Grapefruit League play begins: March 4 Manager Terry Collins will hold his First Official Press Conference on February 18. Then after two weeks of throwing...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Small signings for the Mets to consider

The free agent market is not too great this season, although the Mets have signed Michael Cuddyer. The team has been vocal about possibly acquiring a shortstop, but there are other areas the team could improve upon. For example, Josh Edgin is the best left-handed option for the Mets, and the Mets have not had success with using one main left-handed reliever for the whole season...
Via Mets360.com
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

Darren asks… How important is it for Terry Collins that this team gets off to a great start in April? Considering how most fans including me disagreed with the decision to (bringing) him back, you have to think that he’s on an incredibly short leash, right? Daniel replies… To be honest, I don’t think Terry Collins is as big a part of the problem as some critics claim...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

Manager Terry Collins says “2015 is gonna be the year,” and that the Mets are “gonna be in the mix to play in October.” “We’ve been preaching patience for four years, and it’s time to step up,” said Collins on Thursday while volunteering at a food bank in Queens. “We’ve got Matt coming back, Michael Cuddyer coming in. We’re gonna be a different team. We should...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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