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Sandy Alderson says Terry Collins is doing an excellent job

The Mets entered play Monday two games below .500, on the heels of back-to-back 74-win seasons, yet Sandy Alderson told reporters at Yankee Stadium that his manager, Terry Collins, “has done an excellent job.”

Collins and his team later won, 9-7 over the Yankees.

“First and foremost, he keeps our players motivated,” Alderson said about Collins. “We talk a lot about the fact that it’s a long season, and getting the most out of our players is probably the most important leadership issue that a manager faces. We can all disagree from time to time on field strategy. That happens. It’s human nature.”

This past winter, Collins signed a two-year contract extension with a team option for 2016.




50 comments
triviaace
triviaace

Tweedledee and tweedledum are patting each other on the back.   Isn't that wonderful for a below .500 team as long as both have been receiving a Met paycheck.  Sandy hasn't made any deals that make this team better and Terry is a boob who ranks up there with Willie and Jerry in the Worst Manager Sweepstakes.  The quicker they're gone the better.

eric88
eric88

If Terry is doing an" excellent job" but the team is below .500, that has to mean that Sandy is doing a lousy job in providing talent. What an indictment of his performance by him.

metjetnet
metjetnet

Sandy's on point here... 

What most of us ignore when yakking & bitching about twin 74-win seasons, is the fact that Terry's done a great job. There was an obvious sag in the roster each of those years, as they sank to their proper level. However, Terry kept the faith & kept his team as motivated as you can keep a team with no players with talent & no hope.

A very strong argument can be made for Terry's keeping these years from being morbid 50- to 65-win seasons.

The real question may not be "Damn, why ONLY 74 wins?!?!?" but rather "Damn! How'd you get this herd up to 74 WINS?!?!"

stage52
stage52

It is all about what players you have and how they jell as a team .  Anyone that tells you it is all about the payroll then ask them how the Marlins do what they are doing with a 30 million dollar payroll and what the Yankees are doing  with a 209 million dollar payroll.   The answer is not always that simple !

stage52
stage52

I have to say that Collin's might motivate his players but he is really not a good manger when it comes to Game strategy , bullpen management, gut feelings ect,, ect, ect.  Must I go on?

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

"We can all disagree from time to time on field strategy. That happens. It’s human nature."

That's the part I don't understand.  Sandy knows well enough how damning the data is on sac bunts in poor spots, how to maximize your best pitcher in high leverage spots, etc.  Why across baseball isn't there more communication to help the manager learn?

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

eric cambells father called wally backman a godsend  to his son............and made him not only a better player but a better man......i think its wally time

eric88
eric88

If Terry is doing an excellent . Job, but

has a losing record, than that has to mean that the GM Sandy is doing a lousy job.

owlnut
owlnut

Do I hear motivational kool aid? What else would SA say about TC. He's SA's guy.

John Vastola
John Vastola

Up until the game starts he IS doing a great job. He should switch gigs with Wally.

Joe Clark
Joe Clark

Alders on is delusional to think Terry is doing an excellent job! He the guy can't get out of his own way. Lagares should never sit in favor of Chris young. Young is here for a year lagares is here for the foreseeable future.

He benches tejada and then plays him the next two out of three games. Sound familiar, it should he did the same thing to Duda. Here's the job now sit. He has no clue let him go back to being a roving instructor in the minors. The Mets will not contend with this bum as manager.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

To me theres 2 factors to being a god manager.  Getting players to play for you and In Game strategy and managing.  I do admit I always felt he does get these players to play for him, to me they genuinely do like Terry.  But as far as in game managing he is absolutely atrocious.  So why not get a manager that does both?

D
D

I guess 3 straight post all star break collapses (ie: NOT keeping players motivated) = EXCELLENT


I also guess Wally's 51's being 81-63 last year and 27-11 so far this year = EH, Whatevs yo

Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell

He may be good at motivating players, but he can't manage game situations to save his life.

1craigswan
1craigswan

The players do seem to like playing for Collins. SNY even caught Terry smiling and patting Tejada on the back as he went out to bat after CY hit the what turned out to be the game winning home run. So far it hasn't translated into many wins but the season is still young and the NL East hasn't had a team run away with it. 

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Sandy said Terry Collins, “has done an excellent job.” . . .Sandy have you looked at where our Metsies are in the NLEast standings?  If this is success, we can't imaging what you would say if the team was in first place.

Eric Raffle
Eric Raffle

Collins is doing a Good Job?....  Getting the most out of the Players---so,  I guess this is a confession, by Sandy,  that he's provided a bad team to the Manager.

I agree!

skillsets
skillsets

The blame, my friends, is on the keen baseball mind of the time-tested, world-weary Mets COO, Jeffrey "Fredo" Wilpon. Even his Uncle Saul wants out, channeling his inner Nelson Doubleday.

Joseph Grillo
Joseph Grillo

Hey, Sandy-I am starting to wonder how good of a job you're doing -didn't like the Granderson , Young or Colon signings at all!!!!!!!


Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

Most fans want to blame Collins and I can understand why.  His in game managing is often suspect.  Just last night, Keith and Ron also alluded to it, for example, how does Murphy have a green light to steal with Granderson up to bat, short right field porch and he just worked himself back into the at-bat.  Nonetheless, as Rubin spoke to in his article yesterday, the blame really falls on Mr. Anderson.  He has consistently ignored this bullpen and has done relatively little to upgrade the position players.  

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Raymond Ayling Oh please.  He helped turn an aging AAAA nothing player into someone excelling in an easy hitting environment facing younger players then him.  Who cares who he credits, it means nothing.

(It IS a good baseball story though, but facts are facts.)

eric88
eric88

Sandy predicts 90 wins.

Sandy thinks that being under.500 in mid May is a good managing job.

Which one is true.

tullers
tullers

@Mike Dell Italia  Agree 100% Mike.  TC is great for motivating his players but his coaching decisions boggle the mind more often than not!  A great example would be last night:  Abreu as the DH?  Sitting Lagares?  CYoung should have been the DH, put Lagares in CF.  And for me, I would have optioned Tejada and fielded Q until they get someone better....unless there is a real chance of dumping Tejada in a trade.

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

@D  for what it's worth, i was just at Citi Sunday and they had a bunch of Wally Backman jersey Tee's...i havent been in their merch shop in a while, so this could be old news...but it was good to see him, not just daryl doc mex and the kid as part of the old school tee's...of course i bought one...


I gotta assume Wally gonna be our next manager, no? Im so sick of collins, despite his "excellent job"....

ry110891
ry110891

@1craigswan  There should be no excuse now for terry. Alderson has promoted the best talent now this team should be a lot better

72tilltc
72tilltc

@MetsFan1962  He also thinks the Colon signing was good and that Ankiel would be the bridge to Center Field.

shea
shea

@Eric Raffle  and sandys response would be....but I've been provided with a bad budget by the owner. 

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

All three signings are a bust...particularly Jason Granderson and Fatolo Colon

Carl Delellis
Carl Delellis

You are right more fans should start to realize this.good post

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

Gil Hodges did it with the 69 mets. .. Took middle of road players made them believe they were better.....you know nothing dry to say

nwmets
nwmets

@BringBackDaveTelghe Since AAA is one step below the majors, wouldn't AAAA be THE majors? I don't understand these "AAAA" comments. AAAA sounds pretty good right about now, the problem is the AAA players we have.

zingzangzo
zingzangzo

Send up Cecchini now for Tejada spot. Nice knowing you Reuben but your hitting skills are atrocious. Love to try Zachary Luts at the position also. Try to work Chris Young into a trade discussion for someone close to a Mike Trout including some 8 million from the T.v. Revenue portion the Wilpons received through SNY! We need a perennial Allstar on this beloved team.

billennium
billennium

@Kenneth Meltsner @Joseph DeFazio  It was one bad move. He successfully stole 28 bases in a row, despite average speed. He's a good base runner. If you are over 75% on SB attempts, you're considered pretty darn good. The last 3 years he's 41-48. That's about 85.5%. Get a clue dude. 

Mike Caravella
Mike Caravella

@Steven Matregrano  If you listened to the broadcast, you would know that Keith made the point that the manager can put up the stop sign once in a while. Terry is one of those mangers that likes to say, "These guys are professionals", and then sit on his thumbs, and let the chickens rule the roost. Right. They are  "professionals"  which only means they get paid for their services. They are not experts. Would you leave your business to be run by a bunch of guys under 30 with no direction?

Joseph DeFazio
Joseph DeFazio

@Steven Matregrano  As to Alderson v. Anderson, that was an auto correct mistake, pretty sure i know who the GM of the Mets is. As to the whole green light situation, i assume you never played baseball, (i can tell by looking at your photo) because if a player has a stop sign and if the player goes regardless of that stop sign, there are much bigger problems here.  That stop sign is relayed from the Manager to 3B coach. Also, i think i'll listen to Ron and Keith and their expertise when it comes to baseball over Steven Matregrano's.  

Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy

The Mets won right.Stop all this crap.Let's build from this win.

Ken Ralston
Ken Ralston

Imagine if people watched the game with no volume and had to come up with their own thoughts instead of just spewing what Gary Keith and Ron tell them too.