Tag: Terry Collins

MMO Exclusive: David Wright Can Deal With The Pressure

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: David Wright Can Deal With The Pressure

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – David Wright told me yesterday how much Curtis Granderson will mean to the New York Mets on the field and in the clubhouse. One thing Wright will never admit is, as team captain, whether he ever felt he was drained by being “the man’’ and if Granderson would alleviate pressure. Doing so would admit […]

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Collins Expects Wheeler To Throw 200 Innings Next Season

An article by posted on December 10, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Expects Wheeler To Throw 200 Innings Next Season

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – New York Mets manager Terry Collins addressed a myriad of issues surrounding his club who are just two months away from spring training. Among them: He has the mindset both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will be on the roster in February, and he’ll “adjust’’ accordingly. Said one of the reasons why Davis hasn’t reached his potential […]

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Wally Backman To Return As Triple-A Manager Of Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman To Return As Triple-A Manager Of Las Vegas 51s

Wally Backman will remain with the Mets organization according to what two sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News. With the Mets offering Terry Collins a contract extension, it became apparent that Backman would not be offered the job. At first it was not sure that he would return to the organization, but there was speculation that […]

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Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

An article by posted on November 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Conceivable Tejada Will Be Starting Shortstop

Updated by Joe D. In the conference call to announce the Chris Young signing, Sandy Alderson said it’s conceivable that shortstop could be filled by Tejada or otherwise internally. He said he has reached out to teams about trading for a shortstop and said that the market is very thin even before the Cards signed Peralta… […]

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Blue Jays Have Not Entertained Idea Of Trading Bautista Or Encarnacion

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Blue Jays Have Not Entertained Idea Of Trading Bautista Or Encarnacion

“We’ve got to find us somebody who can keep opposing pitchers from pitching around David Wright” It’s no secret what Terry Collins is hoping for this holiday season. A bright and shiny power hitter. The problem is that power hitters are in short supply in this year’s free agent market, with unlikely targets like Robinson Cano, Carlos Beltran and Mike […]

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This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets History: Strawberry & Matlack Named Rookie of the Year, Agee Wins Gold Glove

1970 – Mets’ outfielder Tommie Agee becomes the first non-pitcher to win a Gold Glove in each league. The New York flycatcher also won the honor with the White Sox during his 1966 Rookie of the Year season. 1972 – Jon Matlack (15-10, 2.32) is selected by the BBWAA as National League Rookie of the […]

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Mets Injury Updates: Harvey Ahead Of Schedule, Tejada Has Started Rehabbing Leg

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Injury Updates: Harvey Ahead Of Schedule, Tejada Has Started Rehabbing Leg

On Thursday night, Terry Collins offered up an injury update on shortstop Ruben Tejada, saying that he’s already working out and rehabbing his leg. “Right now, I’ve got to get Ruben Tejada going. He’s at a fitness place right now, trying to get himself in good shape.” Tejada broke his right leg on September 19 in a […]

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Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event […]

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2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

Winter 2004. It was a great time to be a Mets fan. As cameras clicked away and members of the press took their seats, all eyes were focused on the recently acquired outfielder. With Jeff Wilpon on one side and wife Jessica on the other, Carlos Beltran donned a Mets cap for the very first […]

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Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets […]

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