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Collins: Den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis will battle for outfield spot

The New York Mets roster will be comprised of the organizations best 25 players, Terry Collins told the media Friday afternoon. That means the battle to determine the team’s fifth outfielder between Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis should theoretically be based on skill; however, Nieuwenhuis is out of minor league options and will need to clear waivers if he does not make the...
Via Around Citi
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why is Terry Collins naming his Opening Day starter already?

The New York Mets have a log jam in the starting rotation. This is not news. They failed to trade anyone in the offseason. Also, this is not news. What is news, however, is the report on Tuesday that the team is leaning toward pitching Zack Wheeler (3.54 ERA, 11-11 in 2014) on Opening Day. This immediately brings up two questions: why does manager Terry Collins feel the need to...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aging Collins not sweating future as Mets boast arms to compete

A friend of Terry Collins’ recently suggested to me that Collins would retire as Mets manager at the end of the season, even if the team had been successful. Another friend found the theory plausible, considering that Collins turns 66 on May 27 and that general manager Sandy Alderson essentially picked the team’s coaching staff. Well, the theory didn’t make much sense to me...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Has Reason For Saying Tejada In The Mix

After hearing most of the offseason how Wilmer Flores would be the Opening Day shortstop, even before the first full squad workout, manager Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada would compete for the job. This isn’t about waffling, because what else could Collins say? He certainly can’t slam the door on Tejada this early. TEJADA: Still under fire. Collins told reporters in Port St...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

One Mets fan’s version of the 2015 season

If you polled 100 Mets fans and asked them if they have players they liked and players they didn’t on the 2015 team, all 100 would say yes. You would also get unanimous support from all 100 if you asked if they would sign up for a World Series championship if one of the players they didn’t like was the hero. But let’s be honest. By far the preference would be for one of...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Mets Capable Of Playoffs

Is it genuine optimism for the New York Mets or simply unfounded wishful thinking? In the past two days, both GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins alluded to the playoffs. No guarantees, and with the qualifier, “capable of” if they execute. Hell, anybody could have told you that. “Now we’ve just got to go play,’’ Collins told reporters Saturday in Port St. Lucie...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets manager Collins: 'It's time' for playoffs

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Like a lot of New York Mets fans, manager Terry Collins is tired of waiting for a playoff run. ''We've been sitting around for four years asking everybody to be patient and even the players,'' Collins said Saturday after the first workout for pitchers and catchers. ''Well, it's time,'' he said. ''We've got guys now that have been in the big leagues for...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

1. For weeks Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have been suggesting that Matt Harvey would be held back at the start of the season so he could pitch the home opener at Citi Field on April 13 against the Phillies. But while speaking to reporters today at Tradition Field, Collins said he has every intention of pitching Harvey in one of the first five games of the season, perhaps even...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Terry Collins Can Maximize Offensive Production

Does playing Duda every single day actually make sense? The Mets offseason can only be described in one word: decent. The millions in payroll that was supposedly freed up appears to be just a mirage, and Sandy Alderson was unable to secure the big star fans think the team so desperately needs. The offseason that was supposed to be about getting that last big piece or two to prop...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hot Seat Awaits Terry Collins

With pitchers and catchers reporting in 18 days, Mike Puma of the New York Post says manager Terry Collins is on the hot seat. “Though the Mets have holes, most notably at shortstop, Collins is expected to keep this crew in contention for the entire season. So if the Mets are sitting seven or eight games below .500 on Memorial Day, Collins could be a goner.” As I wrote on Saturday...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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