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...
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1 day ago  |  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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pop Quiz

I want to mention one more thing about Citi Field’s new dimensions. The following are actual quotes regarding ballpark dimensions. Your job is to figure out who said them. First one: “I saw four home runs today. The other team didn’t seem to have a problem.” Second one: “If we’re going to start complaining about the size of this ballpark now, we just might as well pack...
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5 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Collins Optimistic About 2015

As far as guarantees go, it was rather weak, but considering the boast came from Terry Collins it was bold enough. Not only will the Mets’ string of six losing seasons come to an end, but they should make the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Pointing to a young core and return of David Wright and Curtis Granderson that should be enough to get them over the hump. “We should...
Via New York Mets Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Parnell Is The Closer When He Returns

Unless someone “steps up and beats him out” Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell is the Mets closer whenever he is ready to return to the Mets bullpen. Speaking to SNY, Collins said about Parnell, “Wait until you see him. I was just in Florida and he is ready to go. He is big, he is strong and he is anxious.” Collins said that Parnell is bound and determined and after his throwing...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Parnell Is His Closer When He Returns

Unless someone “steps up and beats him out” Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell is the Mets closer whenever he is ready to return to the Mets bullpen. Speaking to SNY, Collins said about Parnell, “Wait until you see him. I was just in Florida and he is ready to go. He is big, he is strong and he is anxious.” Collins said that Parnell is bound and determined and after his throwing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Wright’s Shoulder Feels Good, Collins Predicts Playoffs

David Wright told MLB Network Radio that his shoulder feels good and said that last week’s MRI results showed significant improvement compared to previous MRIs. “I’m starting to see some good results,” Wright said regarding his rehab progress. He estimated that he’s about a month away from conducting baseball activities. “I think everything we know about David’s shoulder...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Question Answered?

What happens first: Terry Collins is fired, or Jon Niese murders him? — Metstradamus (@Metstradamus) July 4, 2014 If you notice, I asked this question on July 4th. I forget why … probably something having to do with Terry Collins taking Jon Niese out of a game too early, which Niese never seems to appreciate. Never would I have thought that the odds on option number two happening...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy, Terry, 90 Wins, Playoffs, And The Bottom Line

Terry Collins had a few things to say today about the state of the Mets. The Mets manager weighed in on Michael Cuddyer, and all the things he brings to a clubhouse, “We’re really glad he’s in our clubhouse now. We got a great clubhouse, to add another big piece of a guy who has some leadership skills I think will make a huge difference.” Collins also weighed in on the possibility...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

Sandy Alderson acknowledged the Daily news report regarding the relationship between Jon Niese and Terry Collins, but said it would have no bearing on which pitcher the Mets will trade this offseason. “It would have no impact whatsoever,” Alderson said Thursday morning, as the GM meetings concluded. “I don’t know to what extent that incident was different than maybe a handful...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Has Seen His Value Slip, But Could Be Dealt Regardless

In an exclusive report for the Daily News, columnist John Harper expands on what precipitated the heated exchange between Terry Collins and Jon Niese in his final abbreviated start of the season. According to multiple sources, Niese may have crossed the line. In the third inning of that Friday night home game against the Astros, after Ruben Tejada had drawn a walk, Collins signaled...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter, Williams Win Manager of Year Awards, Collins Gets A Vote

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter and Washington’s Matt Williams were respectively named AL and NL Manager of the Year for 2014. Showalter, a three time winner, received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He won the award previously with the New York Yankees in 1994 and Texas Rangers in 2004. Buck guided the Orioles...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres: The unsung hero of the Mets bullpen

This season the development of Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia in the back end of the Mets bullpen got a lot of attention, but flying more under the radar was the season that Carlos Torres put together in middle relief. Torres solidified himself as one of Terry Collins’ favorite arms with his stellar performance, striking out nearly a batter an inning over 97.0 innings pitched...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wall Construction at Citi Field Nearing Completion

Looks like the new construction of the fences at Citi Field is very close to completion by the looks of these new photos posted by Niko G. on Twitter. Follow him at @NikoMLB. Changes to the walls were limited to right-center and the right field corner. The new dimensions have not been announced by the team, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets are planning...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

How Important Is Winning?

Can you imagine Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson or Fred and Jeff Wilpon ever uttering those words? Me either. Winning has become so far removed from the Mets lexicon that even a sixth straight losing season failed to ruffle any feathers or cause an ounce of grief in the executive offices at Citi Field. There were no outward appearances of disappointment from either Mets ownership...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Planning An Event To Unveil New Dimensions At Citi Field?

I wanted to update this thread with something Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned tonight regarding the changes to Citi Field. He says that none of the Mets officials wanted to speak publicly about what the new dimensions will be when everything is completed, but that’s not what I found odd.  This is: “The reason for the secrecy is because the Mets are planning to have...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

New Citi Field Wall Construction Moving Swiftly

That is a current photo of the progress at Citi Field that was posted only hours ago by The 7 Line on Instagram. It appears that parts of that right field corner is coming in as much as 25 feet from what some other observers are saying. Sandy Alderson acknowledged that these new changes will help Curtis Granderson, and that according to team data, he would have hit seven more home...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Differences Between The Giants And Mets

I hope Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins took notes in Game 1, because the Giants have the blueprint the Mets should be following. So, in comparing the wild-card Giants to the Mets, there’s more than just a 3,000-mile difference: Solid starting pitching: Madison Bumgarner was lights out, pitching quickly, and with command and composure. This is what the Mets expect from Matt Harvey...
Via New York Mets Report
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets360 2014 Projection Review: Eric Young, Jr.

Next up in our projection review series, we’ll take a look at the forgotten man of the Mets, Eric Young, Jr. In spring training, Manager Terry Collins caused a small stir when he off-handedly mentioned that Young, Jr. – with his superlative speed — would make an ideal lead-off hitter for a club that was lacking an obvious candidate for that lineup spot. It didn’t take all...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a misconception in many circles that teaching (and learning) are exclusive to...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

The Mets entered the 2011 season with a new skipper and a new General Manager. Despite realizing we’d need to rebuild, Fred Wilpon claimed, “In this city, it’s all about winning.” We are now four years removed from that statement and apparently it’s NOT all about winning. After finishing below .500 every year since, ownership recently decided to bring back both Sandy Alderson...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

AP reporter furiously backpedals from report about Raiders coach being fired

In modern media, one would think reporters of any kind would realize that deleting tweets does not make what you published disappear.  Nothing disappears from the internet.  Once you hit that blue “Tweet” button, it’s final. So if you’re going to report a high-profile, exclusive story about an NFL coach being fired, you better be 100% sure that’s actually the case. Terry...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Firing HC Dennis Allen

Terry Collins of the Associated Press is reporting that the Raiders are firing HC Dennis Allen and an official announcement could come as soon as this Tuesday. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area previously reported that the Raiders could consider parting ways with Allen following Week 4’s game given that they will be on bye and would have the opportunity to make a change in leadership...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oakland Raiders will Fire Dennis Allen

Following a disastrous 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, pretty much everyone knew that Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen was a dead man walking. It was the team’s 10th consecutive loss dating back to Week 12 of last season and took place against a team in the Dolphins that was coming off a disastrous performance of their own. Now comes this report from Terry Collins...
Via Sportsnaut
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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