September 27th, 2011
The New York Mets have extended manager Terry Collins’ contract for the 2013 season according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewyork.com. Collins, who is in his first season as Mets’ skipper has led the Mets to a 76-84 record.
Despite the losing record, I think Collins has done a very nice job with the Mets. The knock on Collins coming into the season was that he couldn’t get along with his players and he wouldn’t get along with the aggressive New York media.
I think Collins has handled both quite well. Collins has handled some tough situations this season like the Mets trading away Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez and both Jason Bay and Angel Pagan sucking all season. I also think the Mets have played hard for Collins all season. Collins did come out earlier in the month and say the Mets have quit on the season, but the Mets have played well since those comments, which tells me all I need to know about how the Mets’ players feel about Collins.
Thing don’t expect to get any easier for Collins next season as the Mets don’t expect to be a playoff contending team.
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