In this video produced by SNY, John Franco speaks highly of Terry Collins who he worked with when he played for him in the Dodger organization.
Franco calls him a straight shooter, a stickler for fundamentals and very focused on speed and defense which is exactly what the Mets need right now. He also added that Collins will not put up with any lackadaisical play and that those players better be on their toes.
It’s going to be interesting to observe how all the players react after several years of laid back managers like Jerry Manuel and Willie Randolph.
There’s no doubt that this team has needed a heavy dose of discipline for quite some time, and I’m glad that they will get plenty of it with Collins. Although he wasn’t one of my top choices for manager, the more I hear from him with regard to his managing style, the more there is to like.