Mets manager Terry Collins met with individual players and coaches Tuesday, in the wake of Sandy Alderson firing hitting coach Dave Hudgens and releasing Jose Valverde.
“I talked to a number of guys today, a number of pitchers,” Collins said (Daily News, May 28). “I’ve talked to all the coaches. I had some of the core guys in and had a conversation. I reassured them, things happen in our game. Sometimes there’s no explanation. But you’ve got to go play. Ultimately this is their game. … Those are the guys people come to see play. We’ve got to let them continue to move forward, move ahead and we’re still there to support them.”