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Collins: ‘We’re going to be better’

“We have a completely different lineup,” Terry Collins said in his first press conference of the year on Friday.  “We’ve made some good off-season additions and we’re going to be better.”

Collins pointed to Curtis Granderson and Chris Young as players who will replace Marlon Byrd’s 2013 season.

“I think you’re talking about two middle of the lineup guys we can put in there with David Wright,” Collins said.

Not having Matt Harvey for the season obviously won’t help, but a guy like Bartolo Colon could replace some of what the team lost.

“Bartolo is an old pro he knows how to prepare. He’s going to bring that to the table for our young players. They will turn to him,” Collins said.

The free agent additions, plus some steps forward by the younger players, has Collins excited for the upcoming year.

“We think 2014 is going to be a good year for us,” the manager said. “We’ve got some guys that need to step up.”




195 comments
Gary Lombardo
Gary Lombardo

he must be taking lots of Nyquil as it can sometimes give you hallucinations!

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Lets paint this picture, lets say everything breaks right and the Mets win your 85 max win projection, which is plus 11 in wins from last year, but low for a wildcard berth, How would you justify firing Collins and who's the placement?

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Why on earth do you want players back who are in decline with bad contracts or just plain old??? Did you watch RA pitch in 2013?? How is Reyes going to help from the DL?? Wanna pay him 86 mil the next 4 years and have no flexiblity to do other things? Nelson Cruz is one of the most overrated players by the average fan.....1. He's pushing 34. 2. He's injury prone, only played more than 128 games in a season once in his career 3. His defense is awful, stone hands and lead would look silly patrolling the outfield in queens 4. He's a ped user , so if he's off the juice and out of the ballpark in Arlington, how legit is his power, bc that's really his only tool. 5. His obp is pretty bad

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

^^^^Clueless.....Please do some actual research....You seem to live on Fantasy Island in regards to "Omar the terrible" and how the Wilpons really operate

Sandy has done a good job with what he has to work with.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

So the manager thinks they will be better this year? Was he supposed to come out and say he thought they would be worse? 

Jose Rolon
Jose Rolon

Ike, if he has a big year .He will be one of main reason that you win this year , Terry .

L.a. Morano
L.a. Morano

Here we go another Rex Ryan attitude we all heard it before!

Hector Caminero
Hector Caminero

& also preferably in earlier April or September I can't be in that heat lol

Hector Caminero
Hector Caminero

Definitely we need to see him preferably a good game like RedSox or Mets

Michael Minaya
Michael Minaya

IDK about getting tickets for the subway series but i'm definitely going to make sure I see him play.

Hector Caminero
Hector Caminero

Michael We have to buy Subway Series tickets this season it is Jeter's last year

Hector Caminero
Hector Caminero

Michael As a citi field worker what you think of this report I think this will happen

James M Tinto
James M Tinto

thats kind of like saying america will be better without obama

Jim Colucci
Jim Colucci

Sorry Danny Boy. You are so off the mark. First off nobody was a better pick than Terry. I wanted Backman. But looking back now nobody could have handled the mess Terry walked into. Second Matt den Dekker is their first choice. I know people that work for the Met's and have other friends that are scouts for other teams. They all say he is the real deal. Omar put this team back. Him and the owners. I do not agree with all that Sandy does. However he has built our farm up. Best it's been in years. Do we have holes. Yes we do. But we just might make the wild card. Look at what i'm saying. Look into it a bit bro. See the big pic.

eric88
eric88

Im confused. Where is this team better? TC is already saying EY to leadoff and Lannan [Marham?} has a leg up.  Is TD going to have a first 6 weeks better than John Buck?? Is grandersen going to hit better than Byrd. how is a team better starting 5 .200 to .235 players? who replaces Hawkins? I think 69 wins.

Tim Keenan
Tim Keenan

Be better at what, not getting injured?! WestburyToyotaFamily is he thinking??? Mets will fight to beat out the Marlins for the basement of the division.

cver
cver

A couple of moves, including getting rid of the manager and this team could be really good.  Unfortunately, that wasn't done and won't until it's too late.

Tom Downing
Tom Downing

Same talk different year for this Bozo!

Tony Fucci
Tony Fucci

So it's better than terrible. I get it.

Frank Kajtazi
Frank Kajtazi

Sandy signs guys he HOPES will have a bounce-back year,that's always been his approach,As for signing Cruz we all know it would cost the team too much,wouldn't be able to sign a starter to replace Harvey and we would have no money to fix the pen,so Cruz is not worth the cost in regards to everything that needs to be done to fix this team.I'm happy with what he's done so far,can't turn around a team in one year.I would like them to sign Drew,even though he's not the best,he'd improve the team,hopefully it can still get done,Drew hasn't signed yet with anyone so maybe Sandy can wait it out and get him under his terms.

Jay Donovan
Jay Donovan

Really,Collins? We can't be much worse than last year.

Vinny Oliva
Vinny Oliva

jesus christ nobody thinks positive! we don't need someone who will hit 40+ home runs in a season, what we need is hitters who are able to contribute when the team needs it. Our pitchers need to go out every day and give us all they got. We just need some solid play and maybe we have a chance at the wild card. We have Bartolo Colon who is a stike thrower, Granderson who is capable of 30+ HR season and some young pitching, what more could you possibly want

Neil Schuman
Neil Schuman

whatever. I'm so upset that some guy on the internet called me clueless, I think I'll cry :-)

Daniel Morales
Daniel Morales

Neil Schuman did you just defend a manager who called for an intentional walk with an 0-2 count and 2 outs, runner on 1st and Solano (marlins 2B) at bat? Let me also mention that in the said play, Familia was on the mound and forced to throw about 16 additional pitches and ended up on the DL a week later. Is that the manager you are saying is a lot smarter than the fans? and you have the nerve to call said fans Fairly clueless?? lmfao you are the one who is clueless!

Justin Bryan
Justin Bryan

"We can't be much worse!" - David Wright

Derek Williams
Derek Williams

really? at least give a pretense of wanting to compete!