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Terry Collins: “I’m Pissed”

Terry Collins is pissed off. He said so himself after Tuesday night’s latest demoralizing loss. Let’s hope he’s angry at the right person. That would be Sandy Alderson.

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Terry Collins is mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore.

“I’m pissed off. I’m extremely pissed off,” Collins said. “We’ve been in two games. You know, we were in two games at home we should have won. They’re playing as hard as they can. We’re not hitting. The pitchers are living on the edge constantly.”

Terry Collins really can’t blame the players for their own shortcomings, and he doesn’t seem to be. He can, however, blame the man who built this poor excuse for a ballclub.

Alderson went into the season with just two sure things in his lineup — David Wright and Daniel Murphy. He had to be wary of another slow start by Ike Davis, and we got one. Ruben Tejada is nothing more than a singles hitter. No one in the outfield was a proven hitter. And John Buck hit less than .200 last season.

The starting rotation had no margin for error, and that was with Johan Santana in the mix. And the rebuilt bullpen was just a mystery.

This is the team with which Sandy Alderson decided to start the season.

Things got off to a good start, in huge part because of Matt Harvey and Buck. Buck was hitting far over his head and when he crashed to earth, as expected, the offense crashed with him. Fortunately Harvey is still on fire or else the team would be in even worse shape. Yes, that’s possible.

So here’s what’s going to happen. The Mets will continue to falter, and when the season is over — perhaps even before the season is over  — Alderson will fire Terry Collins. Someone will have to pay for another losing season, and it certainly won’t be Alderson, the man who is truly responsible for this mess. It’ll be fun to see how pissed off Terry Collins will be when that happens.

2 thoughts on “Terry Collins: “I’m Pissed”

  • You keeping ripping Alderson but you have never offered a suggestion as to whom the Mets were supposed to pick up in the offseason or what he should have done differently? I’ll ask you again – Josh Hamilton? Michael Bourne? Who?? At what crazy contract price? Are any of those guys going to put the Mets in contention? Have you forgotten that they are still saddled with Santana, Bay and the retirement funds for Bonilla and Saberhagen and who knows what else….??

    What did they have to trade?

    Are you suggesting that there was a “quick fix”? We’ve seen where those quick fixes have gotten us. I think Alderson is doing a nice job. You have to build from the minors up. He is stocking the farm. The time will come when the Mets will package the pieces and deal. They are not there now. At least they have an adult in charge!

  • BloggingMets

    I don’t know who the Mets could have or should have gotten (I was against Bourn at that price, by the way). All I know is that there were players out there for whom Alderson could have dealt or signed but he chose not to. Almost every GM in baseball made trades or tried to do something to make their teams better, yet Alderson chose to virtually stand pat.

    It is his job not only to build for the future, but to provide for the present as well. Those things can be done at the same time, but Alderson is either unwilling or unable to do it.

    I really think he knew the team would not compete this season, so he (and the Wilpons) figured why bother spending extra money if the team is going to lose anyway.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I don’t think the Mets will ever win with Alderson at the helm. He has not proven to me that he has the ability to build a winning team. I really hope I am wrong about this — nothing would make me happier — but I don’t think I am.

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