Relationship between Mets, Terry Collins reportedly ‘broken’
The New York Mets appear to be trying to push Terry Collins out the door with some unflattering, anonymously-sourced leaks about the manager.
The Mets have been one of the worst teams in the league this year, two years removed from a World Series appearance and a year after a wild card playoff appearance. There have been rumors all season long about the Mets potentially firing Collins or about the manager potentially retiring after the year. There’s even been talk this week about who might replace him. That must be a rough way for Collins to learn about his fate as his contract is set to expire.
Newsday Marc Carig really stuck in the dagger on Thursday with an article describing the “dysfunction” and “discord” between Collins and the organization. Carig’s article suggests Collins has had issues with both the front office and his players.
From Carig’s article:
People with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, described organizational dysfunction, discord between the manager and his players, and a broken relationship between the manager and the front office.
Despite what the front office perceived as Collins’ constant tactical blunders and concerns about Collins’ relationships with the players, sources said efforts to seriously explore a change were thwarted by the elder Wilpon.
Also in the article, Carig describes more issues surrounding Collins. The article suggests Collins abused his bullpen, and it says the manager was not briefed by the organization on injuries and therefore had little information about his players. They also say Collins was not direct in speaking with his players.
The Newsday article really could not have painted Collins in a worse light, and it essentially ensures the Mets won’t bring back the manager. There’s already talk about who might replace him.