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by Mr North Jersey
Monday, March 14th – Mets’ skipper, Terry Collins talks to B&C about Johan Santana’s health and the upcoming season
Audio courtesy of WFAN.com
3/14/2011-9:54pm at 9:54 pm (UTC -4)
Terry Collins when asked if he is frustrated with the lack of progress with some of the other players other than Luis Castillo on the 2b situation:
“I’m not frustrated by it boomer. I was hoping that somebody would jump up and really just grab the job. Luis has played very well lately I mean really really well the last four games he’s been out there. Dan Murphy is actually swinging the bat very very good.
What we need to see certainly out of Murph is some action around the bag. We have not seen that yet. I’m not sure how it’s going to go when it does happen. I don’t want him to get hurt because that is what happened last year to him when he was in Buffalo that somebody slid in and re-injured the knee.
You know Brad Emaus and Justin Turner we think they probably gonna hit something we just haven’t been able to come up with the guy that we think is going to be able to go out there 140 times.”
3/14/2011-9:59pm at 9:59 pm (UTC -4)
Thanks a lot for posting this Mr. N.
Gotta like Collins’ attitude and honesty.
3/14/2011-10:01pm at 10:01 pm (UTC -4)
wait, you don’t miss Jerry’s babbling and bumbling?
3/14/2011-10:25pm at 10:25 pm (UTC -4)
Stick, I was WRONG last year when in June I credited Jerry for the brief resurgence.
I agree he was terrible.
To me, the worst element was the slack atmosphere he engendered and allowed to exist.
3/14/2011-10:26pm at 10:26 pm (UTC -4)
Jerry or Art?
3/14/2011-10:16pm at 10:16 pm (UTC -4)
3/14/2011-10:21pm at 10:21 pm (UTC -4)
Reading between the lines,
“I was hoping anyone other than Slappy would jump up and grab the job. It’s unfortunate that Slappy is playing better than I wished. Murphy can swing the bat, but can’t play defense for s@#t. It sucks that he got hurt last year playing 2B, because Slappy would have gotten canned long time ago. Emaus and Turner look like the same dudes.. one just has orange hair…”
3/14/2011-10:23pm at 10:23 pm (UTC -4)
you missed the last point.
“Sandy, keep working the waiver wire, and see if you can come up with A.B.C please!”
Ha! With what money?
3/14/2011-10:28pm at 10:28 pm (UTC -4)
minimum wage. hope someone picks up slappy to offset it.
3/14/2011-10:10pm at 10:10 pm (UTC -4)
hey, I hope this is true. Anything to keep Slappy off the team gets my hopes up.
3/14/2011-10:15pm at 10:15 pm (UTC -4)
me too… i just don’t see any benefit of having Slappy around for whatever the reason is. In the Mets system, he’s not the best defensive 2B and he’s the worst offensive 2B. So why keep him around?
3/14/2011-10:22pm at 10:22 pm (UTC -4)
beating my dead horse, but really, being the best of a bad bunch does not mean they should give him the job. If anything, it means they need to dredge up some more options!
and again, slappy is not durable. He is not good. At his absolute best (what he is doing in limited ST play) is easily the best he can possibly do, and it still is not (overall) worth jack diddle.
His ceiling is what? Only slightly below acceptable, and not quite the worst 2B in the league?
Just cut him loose, and move on. I don’t care if they have a revolving door at 2B for a little while, mixing and matching until they find someone that can actually do something with the job.
3/14/2011-10:24pm at 10:24 pm (UTC -4)
yeah.. beating the dead horse.. but cut him and let Murphy get more PT at 2B… or Emaus and Turner more ABs…
3/15/2011-7:31am at 7:31 am (UTC -4)
Exactly. I see no point either.
Collins Wants Mets To Release Castillo
By Zach Links [March 14, 2011 at 8:37pm CST]
Mets manager Terry Collins does not want to see second baseman Luis Castillo on the Opening Day roster, a baseball insider tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Collins, the source says, wants to limit the drama around the club and releasing Castillo potentially helps that cause.
Collins may not get his way as the decision is not solely his. One rival executive believes that the skipper will get his way and Castillo won’t be with the team by the end of Spring Training. Meanwhile, scouts say Castillo is the best candidate to man second base, partly because his competition is less-than-fierce.
Even though Castillo might not have the manager’s support, Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus has a backer in team executive J.P. Ricciardi. The 24-year-old infielder hasn’t impressed so far in the Grapefruit League.
That’s stick’s link up above…
I really wonder if this is true though… I really doubt that TC would publicly admit this stuff..
3/14/2011-10:27pm at 10:27 pm (UTC -4)
if you read it, it sounds like 3rd hand speculation. far from anything he actually said!
3/14/2011-10:31pm at 10:31 pm (UTC -4)
You are right… it’s not anything that TC has said or indicated.. it’s just rumblings around the locker room…
3/14/2011-11:51pm at 11:51 pm (UTC -4)
Easy enough on this one. Collins says “I’d prefer less drama around the club” (well duh, who wouldn’t?) “baseball insider” (Isn’t everyone a baseball insider? Rubin himself for example? sometimes i swear these beat writers just quote each other as sources and go home early) infers that Castillo would equal drama and decides to apply Collins quote to that. viola.
Sorry Stick, not trying to steal your scoop!
I am a bit giddy over the Nets’ 5th straight win–over the Celtics!
3/14/2011-10:33pm at 10:33 pm (UTC -4)
first the 76ers, now the nets? Celts having some issues here!
NP on the piece. You went the extra mile to past it!
3/14/2011-10:38pm at 10:38 pm (UTC -4)
Not sure where I posted this thought before, but what the hell, I can bore y’all again.
If all the options stink, don’t give the job to Slappy McNopowerton by default, get more freaking options!
since the remaining FAs stink too (eckstein might be the best), wait until the end of ST cuts come and try to snag someone with possibilities.
I mentioned Josh Barfield, currently fighting for a bench job with the Phils, and maybe squeezed out in a numbers game, but having a very good spring. Former top prospect, at least does have 1 very good year under his belt (but some injuries the last couple of years).
That is just one guy. I suspect there are probably quite a few others out there in different camps.
When the final cuts come, if someone pops up that looks promising, give it a shot. Got little to lose at this point!
3/15/2011-7:46am at 7:46 am (UTC -4)
On that note:
Mets to tab unheralded Hernandez for 2B
Haven’t seen him play much this spring as Collins just put him in the mix a few days ago. I know he’s had a hit or two. If I remember correctly, he was credible in the field last year and he plays SS as well. Then there’s that whole, ‘fouling a ball off his foot, breaking hit, taking another swing and hitting a HR thereby hobbling around the bases’ toughness from him last year. Certainly can’t accuse him of not being a gamer.
If we’re going to go with with someone who doesn’t hit all that well, I’ll pick Hernandez over Castillo any day. At least Hernandez is capable of hitting more than a slap single. And he has two good knees.
3/15/2011-11:19am at 11:19 am (UTC -4)
at this point, good enough for me! Just get over the Emaus fascination.
3/16/2011-12:04am at 12:04 am (UTC -4)
Any one think that this graphic looks like a keg tap?
3/16/2011-5:57am at 5:57 am (UTC -4)
3/16/2011-8:28am at 8:28 am (UTC -4)
i read somewhere that Beltran has been cleared to resume baseball activities but not running. I guess then he’s only been cleared to return to select or certain baseball activities.
3/16/2011-8:41am at 8:41 am (UTC -4)
3/16/2011-8:44am at 8:44 am (UTC -4)
What defines a ‘baseball activity’?
3/16/2011-8:46am at 8:46 am (UTC -4)
David Cone wants to know if it includes all bullpen activities.
3/16/2011-8:48am at 8:48 am (UTC -4)
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