Aug 18, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) prior to the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Hits: Terry Collins and his Status

The New York Mets have been playing solid baseball for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean that Terry Collins has yet earned a managerial spot for 2014.

If the Mets do not collapse, it seems at best they will still be under .500 at the end of the season. They could easily go on stretch that brings them closer to 81 wins, but why should not collapsing be the thing that prevents Collins from getting let go? We shouldn’t compare everything about 1983 to 2013, but the Mets played very well in the 2nd half of 1983 and still let George Bamberger go.

I don’t know about you, but I look at Collins as a direct reason the Mets are STILL 9 games under .500. So many times they could have gone on longer winning streaks than “win 2, lose 2″ or “win 3, lose 1″ but because of some weird bullpen move or double-switch or whatever, Terry Collins has had Mets fans scratching their head and yelling at the screen in frustration, or typing away on #MetsTwitter.

Sure, we can keep pointing to talent, and saying he’s done the best with what he’s been given, but that’s a load a crap.

I do have a lot to say on the matter, and will explore it further in the coming days outside of this “Quick Hit.”

I WILL, however, say right now that if the Mets are still 9 or so games under .500 at the end of the year, mediocrity should not be rewarded by giving Terry Collins another shot.

 

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