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Mets: Three possible options to replace Terry Collins

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Apr 21, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) on the dugout phone during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) on the dugout phone during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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While highly unlikely and maybe near impossible, why wouldn’t the captain David Wright be a great fit for the manager of the New York Mets?

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Yes, Wright has no experience managing at any level of baseball, and yes, Wright is still contracted as an athlete with the Mets, and yes, Wright is just 34 years of age, but with baseball going through many changes over the past decade, why not be at the forefront in the managing department.

Wright has been an all time professional his entire career. He has been a leader in the clubhouse, an All-Star on the field, and a beloved figure in the city. Since Wright is so well received in New York, has shown love for the franchise, and has forgotten more about baseball than many of us know, why not give the captain a chance.

Wright knows the current roster about as well as anyone around the team, has long-lasting relationships with everyone in the organization, from ownership to the bullpen, and clearly Wright, while he hopes it will come on the field, still wants to be involved in the game of baseball.

If you surround Wright with veteran coaches who have seen success elsewhere in baseball, who can advise and mentor Wright in the beginning portions of his managerial career, why wouldn’t the captain succeed?

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So as we wait to see the fate of Terry Collins, it gives us fans a chance to scan the league for the Mets possible saving grace. Whether it’s the young but experienced minor league manager, the former champion, or our beloved Captain, I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready to move on from Collins.

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