Showing posts with label New Manager. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Manager. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Audio: Terry Collins with Boomer and Carton

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My whole evaluation of Terry Collins

Today the Mets announced their 20th Manager in Mets History, Terry Collins. If nobody don't know...

I watched the press conference late and my first reaction to Terry Collins was very surprising. The very short press conference gave me a impression that the Mets hired the right guy.

I wanted Backman like everyone else, but I quote The Rolling Stones, "You can't always get what you want."

I have been bashing Terry Collins way before watching and getting a feel about the person and now I have a different opinion of the man.

I get a sense that he is a intelligent, passionate baseball man that's very full of energy. Lets hope that his players can convey the energy part on the field.

Sandy Alderson reasons for hire were that he did fit the requirements of the Mets brass. Alderson stated that he had intensity, major league experience, and player development skills (able to teach) with the exceptional education of the Mets minor leagues (a big asset). Which would give Sandy a hand up on decision making along the way.

Wally Backman did not have one of those, major league experience.

I think it can be a decent partnership for the New York Mets between Alderson and Collins. Collins made a reference to the Mets minor league system and said the Mets system was better than what people have written and known. Collins hinted that he knew a couple of players that could be on the Major League roster soon or at least get a shot (can you say diamond in the rough?). As a Mets Fan , it's refreshing to hear how our minor leagues can help out our Major League club, not just the free agent market. I am sure that Terry

Video: Kevin Burkhardt with Terry Collins

Video: Terry Collins Press Conference

Terry Collins Press Conference

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Breaking News: Mets will hire Terry Collins as Manager

According to Ken Rosenthal of  Fox Sports,  The New York Mets have hired Terry Collins as their manager, a major league source said Sunday.

Collins, who hasn’t managed since 1999, was chosen from a group of finalists believed to have included Bob Melvin, Wally Backman and Chip Hale.

He has a 444-434 record as a manager with the Anaheim Angels (1997-99) and Houston Astros (1994-96). He also was a coach with the Pirates (1992-93).

Read ESPN's Adam Rubin's Ten Tidbits on Terry Collins....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pirates hire Clint Hurdle, press conference tommorow

According to the Post-Gazette, The Pirates have hired Clint Hurdle, the former Texas Rangers' hitting coach, as their 39th manager, 10 days after interviewing him, an industry source said today.

Team president Frank Coonelly said the team will hold a press conference Monday morning to announce its new manager, though he would not say who that was. The press conference will be at 11 a.m.

That would leave the Mets with candidates such as Wally Backman (Long shot) , Bob Melvin, Terry Collins (Front Runner), Jose Oquendo (who will Interview Monday).
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