New York Mets Have Not Quit On Manager Terry Collins

By Bryan Zarpentine
Terry Collins
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New York Mets’ fans appear to be quite divided on whether or not they think manager Terry Collins has a future with the team and should be offered a contract extension following the season. But if there’s one thing Mets’ fans should be able to agree on about Collins, it’s that his team hasn’t quit on him.

The Mets are nowhere close to the playoff hunt, and the only real goal they have left to play for this season is the remote possibility of finishing the season at .500. But the Mets continue to hustle hard every day, grind out games, and try to accumulate as many wins as possible.

Even after the devastating injury to David Wright, the Mets have continued to play hard and search for wins, even knowing that winning games will be much more difficult without their star player and their captain. And that’s a reflection of Collins.

Not only have the Mets continued to hustle and do the little things right late in the season as a result of Collins, but that is arguably one of the biggest reasons why the Mets have played better in the second half of the season. The team has bought into his philosophies, and also adopted his feisty personality, which has kept them playing competitive baseball throughout the second half of the season.

Whether Collins has done enough to warrant being the manager of the Mets next season remains to be seen, but there’s no denying that the Mets have continued to play hard for their manager day after day, even though they’re miles from contention. Collins hasn’t done everything right, and there are plenty of Mets’ fans that don’t want him to return. But effort with the Mets has not been a problem under Collins this season, and that means something.

Bryan Zarpentine is a New York Mets writer at  Like him on Facebook, follow him on twitter @BZarp and add him on Google.

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