Sound the alarm Mets fans, because it’s officially time for us to all start panicking.
With the Mets playing atrocious baseball as of late it’s time a change was made. The 2017 New York Mets currently look too much like the 2012 New York Mets and there are many people to blame, but two stand out.
Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins need to pack up their things and get on the next flight out of LaGuardia.
Sandy Alderson and TC’s claim to fame is the big time deadline splash where the club added Yoenis Cespedes, along with the improbable 2015 World Series run. In that year Met fans were thrilled with Sandy going out and landing a superstar in Yo, and many believed Terry Collins had a good shot at Manager of the Year, but guess what? Those days are long gone.
When taking a look back at Sandy Alderson’s time with the Mets, it seems he really hasn’t done much. In 2015, when he miraculously landed Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline it was basically by accident. Sandy Alderson had his eyes dead set on at the the time, Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez. Gomez, has been abysmal since leaving Milwaukee and bouncing around the league, causing many to think that if he did
end up in Flushing, Sandy Alderson might already be out of a job.
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In reality all of the names listed were drafted by Sandy Alderson’s predecessor Omar Minaya. Not to mention Omar Minaya also is the reason for both R.A. Dickey (who turned into Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard) ending up in New York, along with Terry Collins, who was hired as a minor league field coordinator.
When taking a look inside the dugout you come across the Mets next biggest issue, the aforementioned Terry Collins. Collins looks to have lost his touch with his current club, and has had no answers to the Mets’ poor play.
TC has made questionable in-game decisions such as bringing in Familia in non save situations or with runners on base, something he clearly does not handle even remotely well. He’s also managed to pitch Fernando Salas into the ground in less than 20 games this season.
Yes, Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson have had their moments in New York. You can’t take away the fact that TC did manage this team to the World Series and that Alderson is responsible for acquiring the Mets’ biggest star in Noah Syndergaard, but it all boils down to current production.
A team with World Series aspirations belongs no where near the bottom of the National League, yet this is currently where the Amazin’s sit. Baseball is all about what have you done for me lately, especially in New York, and when it comes to both Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson, i’ll let you be the judge.