So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.
Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.
As far as what teams are looking for from the Mets when it comes to trade talk, I think we can all spell this together: an eight-letter word that begins with “P.”
Terry Collins probably said it best after Monday’s brutal loss and subsequent firing of hitting coach Dave Hudgens: “S— happens.” But then again, a lot of #*!@ happens to these Mets.
Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ top prospect, has been placed on the disabled list with a flexor pronator strain in his right elbow.
I’m sure all the Terry Collins bashers had a field day after Juan Lagares’ big game Saturday. But keep in mind — the Mets’ manager is not dumb.
The commish has no doubt about the stability of the Mets’ franchise, even if others do. And the team has been playing well. Well, at least they were — until they got to Colorado.
“The chemistry over in that clubhouse … there’s a reason that the team’s winning over there,” Byrd said, according to WFAN’s Ed Coleman.
Many people, myself included, felt that Ike Davis should have been the first-baseman choice for the Mets. Byrd, on the other hand, believes in Duda.
The Mets made a pitching change on Wednesday, calling up right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas and sending down left-hander John Lannan to make room.
And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.
General manager Sandy Alderson also apologized for Warthen’s “insensitive remarks” — the slur was once commonly used to disparage Chinese immigrants — on behalf of the franchise.
What Wright learned most emphatically during an at-bat was this: If you try to guess along with Colon as a hitter, you’ll lose.
This is a big year for Nimmo. He seems ready for it and hopes to stay healthy for the entire season after a wrist injury limited his production in 2013.
The first baseman was particularly upset about the insinuation that he was going out of his way to disguise or hide the injury for selfish reasons, saying that players play hurt all the time.