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Parnell Wants To Be The Go-To Guy Everyday, Collins Wisely Being Careful

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Wants To Be The Go-To Guy Everyday, Collins Wisely Being Careful

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News had a nice piece yesterday about Bobby Parnell and his being the closer of the 2013 New York Mets. Parnell was called in to close out the ninth on Monday in the series opener against the Marlins and failed to shut the door, leading to a 15-inning affair and […]

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Do Managers Matter?

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Do Managers Matter?

John Charles Bradbury, an Economics Professor at Kennesaw State University, did a fascinating study a few years back on whether changing managers really has an effect on turning a team around. What he found was that ultimately managers had little to no effect on performance output given the same personnel. In a nutshell, good players […]

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A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

You know I bet you could build a supercomputer that would be able to manage the NY Mets. Maybe something like the robot from Lost in Space. A robot would probably have put in Juan Lagares instead of Collin Cowgill in the late innings last night … That’s because robots are nothing if not logical. Robots don’t go on […]

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Managing To Be Evasive: Will The Mets Extend Terry Collins?

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Managing To Be Evasive: Will The Mets Extend Terry Collins?

With Terry Collins’ contract due to expire at the end of this season, speculation is rife that along with a shift in the talent level (and hopefully the fortunes) of the team, a move may be made to replace the Mets’ skipper.  GM Sandy Alderson having been typically circumspect when the question of a managerial […]

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MMO Exclusive: Put This Howie Rose Interview In The Books!

An article by posted on April 4, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Put This Howie Rose Interview In The Books!

Here’s a special treat for everyone. The great Howie Rose was kind enough to give me some of his time to answer a few questions for me and also a few of our readers here on the site and our followers on Twitter at @Metsmerized. (5,015 strong, and growing!) Howie is a tremendous resource of […]

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2013 Mets Front Office and Organizational Moves & Promotions

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Front Office and Organizational Moves & Promotions

The Daily News summarized what was a series of Mets organizational moves and promotions that took place during the offseason. Most of these moves flew under the radar, but are certainly worth noting. Many of these moves were made without much fanfare or official announcement, but they are in fact completed. Two and a half […]

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Terry Collins’ No-Win Situation

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was introduced as Mets manager on November 23rd, 2010, he was far from the unanimous choice amongst those who cover the team.  Known more for his short temper and self-destructive ways than his managing prowess, many feared the aging skipper may not be up for the job. Two years later, the now […]

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The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Feeling Is That Almost No Chance Johan Avoids The DL

Things just keep getting worse and not better on the Johan Santana front. Andy Martino spoke to more than one team source and the consensus seems to be that Johan Santana will not be ready by Opening Day which totally wipes out Santana’s assertion that “he knows what he’s doing” and everything is okay. “I know […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Philosophy On Evaluating Terry Collins

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson’s Philosophy On Evaluating Terry Collins

General manager Sandy Alderson stopped short of saying manager Terry Collins’ job was secure, but in a conference call this week, left the impression he will be judged with a broad paintbrush. As GM, Alderson’s job description entails building for the future, and while Collins has nothing guaranteed to him beyond this season, it doesn’t mean […]

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Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready […]

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