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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And the Mets have a new manager

Below is the e-mail announcing the Mets manager.

Dear Mets Fans:
We are pleased to announce we have hired Terry Collins as our new Manager.
Terry's a lifelong baseball man who comes with the entire package - leadership, preparation, emotional commitment, and the drive to win. We believe Terry's knowledge of our players, energy, intelligence, intensity, and direct approach will make an immediate, positive impact both in the clubhouse and on the field.
Terry spent six years as a major-league manager, leading the Anaheim Angels and Houston Astros to winning records and second-place finishes in his five full seasons. He managed the Angels from 1997-1999 and the Astros from 1994-1996, compiling an overall record of 444-434 (.506).
We will introduce Terry to the media this morning during a press conference at 11:00 a.m. at Citi Field. SNY and Mets.com will carry it live.
Terry will work closely with the Baseball Operations department with the goal of delivering a team of which you can be proud in the short and long term.
Thanks for your ongoing support and interest.
Sandy Alderson
Sandy Alderson

My Take: YAWN. As I've stated a number of times throughout this off-season, I don't buy tickets due to the manager, so choosing between Terry Collins, Bob Melvin, Chip Hale, or Wally Backman would not have made me buy season tickets. My vote was for Wally Backman, but in the end, it doesn't make a big difference, and I have put my faith in Sandy and Co. Their job is a lot more important than Terry Collins job. Let's hope he learned his lesson and won't have his team admittedly quit on him once again.

Let's Go Mets!


  1. agreed the kid chicken...until they upgrade pitching and develop a solid 25 man roster, it doesn't matter. We can only hope that Collins comes here and pulls a Francona...an average manager before the right job with the right people..after the right job and the right people, a well-regarded mananger people want to play for

  2. Here comes the Mets first bad signing of the year...Chris Young....but at least Oli hit 92 on the juiced up guns in Mexico