Tag: Terry Collins

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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Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Says “Everything’s Good” After Being Scratched Friday, Chance He’ll Play Today

Mets left fielder Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Friday’s 6-2 victory over the Tigers. Duda left camp briefly to be examined for a non-baseball-related health issue, reports Marc Carig of Newsday. General manager Sandy Alderson categorized the issue as minor and Duda refused to elaborate. “Everything’s good,” he said. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that […]

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Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Report: Marcum, Wheeler and Santana Still Out; Feliciano and Duda Back

MURPHY UPDATE: Daniel Murphy, who has been down with a strained intercostal muscle in his right side and was reportedly a week to ten days away from playing in a game, is making progress. Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that Murphy began hitting off a tee today for the first time since suffering the injury and he could be […]

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Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

Terry Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger that Johan Santana is on target to start his first spring training game on March 10 or 11. That would give him about five starts, assuming there are no other setbacks, before Opening Day. Frankly, I don’t care if he’s starting Opening Day. I just want […]

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Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 Interestingly enough, the topic of Travis D’Arnaud blocking the plate came up last night during our conference call with Sandy Alderson. Matthew Artus broached the subject with Sandy and asked him to elaborate on his feelings about catchers blocking the plate and if D’Arnaud’s injury history played a factor […]

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Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

I read a great article last night from David Lennon of Newsday, that I believe most of you will enjoy. Lennon got together with Carlos Beltran after the Mets lost to the Cardinals, and the former Mets center fielder looked back fondly at his time with the Mets and talked about his first years with […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is reporting that right-hander Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from the Mets Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured. Manager Terry Collins said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to mid-March. […]

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Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Slow Start Sends Duda to the Sidelines for a Few Days

I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry […]

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