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Report: Terry Collins Likely to Return as New York Mets’ Manager in 2015
August 14th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
New York Mets' manager Terry Collins appears to have saved his job once again. After the dismissal of hitting coach Dan Warthen in May, many baseball pundits and fans figured Collins could follow him out the door if the team's play did not improve. The Mets didn't improve right away,...

Report: Terry Collins’ Job Safe for Now
June 11th, 2014 at 9:51 AM
***PHOTO1*** In spite of the New York Mets being on the brink of oblivion before the summer has even begun, it doesn't appear as if another change in the team's coaching staff is coming. After hitting coach Dan Warthen was fired on Memorial Day, many viewed the firing as a precursor...

Terry Collins’ Future Could Hinge on Brutal Road Stretch
May 29th, 2014 at 9:59 AM
The New York Mets just completed a 4-5 home stand, and enter today's action with a record of 24-28. The team's record is certainly a disappointment, given the amount of money they spent on players in the offseason and GM Sandy Alderson's 90 win talk in the preseason. The first...

Disconnect Between New York Mets and Fan Base is Alarming
May 27th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
When the New York Mets' front office started to spin 90 win talk during spring training, it was a hard sell for most Mets fans. The Mets did make some splashy additions in the offseason, adding outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young as well as pitcher Bartolo Colon. The sizzle...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Blows Late Lead in 5-3 Loss
May 26th, 2014 at 5:09 PM
New York-The New York Mets were in good shape after seven innings in their Memorial Day affair with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets had a 2-0 lead, got strong pitching from Jacob deGrom, and looked poised to win their second game in a row. The bullpen had something to say...

Angry Terry Collins Says Juan Lagares was Never “Benched”
May 19th, 2014 at 8:44 AM
Manager Terry Collins has come under heightened scrutiny over the last week over his lineup management for the New York Mets. The Mets have gone 5-11 so far in May, falling off after a strong April. The Mets have had their problems offensively, getting shut out four times in their...

Frank Viola Released from Hospital After Heart Surgery
April 9th, 2014 at 11:31 AM
The Las Vegas 51's have been missing a key contributor for the beginning of the 2014 season. While they have a relatively healthy roster, the team has been without pitching coach Frank Viola. Viola underwent open heart surgery six days ago after a routine exam in spring training detected a...

New York Mets’ Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Caught in Racial Slur Controversy
March 13th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
The New York Mets have tried their best to stay out of the headlines for negativity in the last couple of years. The Mets seemed to find their way onto the back pages of the tabloids with all sorts of crazy stories during Omar Minaya's reign as GM, including damning material...

Terry Collins Considering Batting Pitchers Eighth in His Lineup
March 6th, 2014 at 12:45 PM
The New York Mets have been offensively challenged for a few seasons now. While the Mets made strides to improve their lineup in the offseason by adding outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young, they still have a number of questions offensively. With the prospect of a major addition before the...

Wally Backman Expected to Return to New York Mets Organization in 2014
October 20th, 2013 at 1:29 PM
One of the unresolved questions for the New York Mets' coaching staff in the 2014 season was the future of Triple-A Manager Wally Backman. Backman, a popular figure with fans for his role on the 1986 World Champions, has managed the Mets' Triple-A affiliates for the last two years. After...

Mets 101 Season Review: Coaching Staff
October 6th, 2013 at 3:13 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded, Mets 101 will be taking a look at how the New York Mets performed in the 2013 season. Over the next three days we will look at how the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen performed over the course of the season. Today we...

New York Mets Officially Extend Manager Terry Collins
September 30th, 2013 at 12:31 PM
At a noon press conference today, the New York Mets announced that they have agreed to a contract extension with manager Terry Collins. Collins, who has gone 225-261 in three seasons with the Mets, signed a two year contract with an option for the 2016 season. Collins is very popular...

Mets to Extend Terry Collins on Monday
September 28th, 2013 at 8:11 PM
According to multiple sources the New York Mets are set to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins on Monday. The Amazins skipper is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed in November, 2010. It also appears the Mets will not offer Wally Backman a...

Sandy Alderson Meeting with Terry Collins in Cincinnati
September 23rd, 2013 at 11:54 AM
After the New York Mets swept the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, one question that most did not expect to come up was the job security of manager Terry Collins. Collins, whose contract expires at the conclusion of the regular season, has been widely expected to return for the 2014...

Report: Terry Collins Will Return as Manager If Team Finishes Strong
August 10th, 2013 at 11:05 AM
A few short months ago, New York Mets' manager Terry Collins appeared to be a dead man walking. Collins' squad had played in a malaise throughout April and May, and the fans and media were critical of Collins and the Mets following consecutive weekend sweeps by the Miami Marlins in...

New York Mets Pitcher Bobby Parnell Puts It All Together in 2013
June 8th, 2013 at 10:51 AM
When Bobby Parnell made it to the majors, it was clear what the New York Mets had on their hands: a power-pitching reliever who threw the ball in excess of 99 MPH.   His control and secondary pitches were behind in his development, but when you have a guy that throws...

Will the New York Mets’ Struggles Doom Manager Terry Collins?
May 23rd, 2013 at 11:38 AM
The 2013 New York Mets season has been a big disappointment to say the least. The Mets are currently limping through May in a similar manner to the way they finished the 2012 campaign. There are only four players on the whole team (Matt Harvey, David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and...

How Big is 2013 for New York Mets Manager Terry Collins?
February 9th, 2013 at 5:41 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** Could this be the most important season of manager Terry Collins career? New Year, new faces, same manager....well, not so much on the new faces part as we'll have to wait until around mid-season to see some movements to the majors. This season, however, will be a very important one for...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Most Offbeat Personalities #2-Bobby Valentine
February 5th, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Just in time for the New Year, Mets 101's Seven in Sevenseries returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New YorkMets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and work all...

Is Terry Collins the Long Term Solution for the New York Mets?
November 25th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Entering the third and last year of the his contract with the New York Mets, is skipper Terry Collins still the one to right the ship?  ***PHOTO1*** After two years at the helm of the Mets, manager Terry Collins has experienced two losing seasons.  Both ending in quite the same fashion.  Impressive...