Peter Hyatt - Terry Collins on Michael Conforto


This sounds more like a politician who refuses to admit being wrong:

"The biggest surprise is certainly Michael getting named to the All-Star team,’’ Terry Collins said of the first half. “This guy started out the season as the fourth or fifth outfielder. All he did was, when he got his chance to get in the lineup, with the injury to Ces’, he ran with it. I think that’s gotta be the biggest surprise of the first half, how he’s played and what he’s accomplished…. Hopefully it continues when we start up next Friday.

The only one surprised is Terry Collins.  Conforto was voted in by his peers.  

The other day, Collins said he "hoped" to work Conforto into the line up.

Are you kidding me?

The entire league sees in Conforto what Collins does not?

Conforto had a great Spring and if not for injury, the Mets purest hitter would have been in AAA.  

In spite of a solid first half in which he may end up, if he plays, hitting 30 home runs, he still is not a lock in the line up.  

This is beyond a bad joke.  

This is the type of acquiescence to vets that gets younger players itching for a trade. 

Let's hope the heir apparent of David Wright does not continue to get this nonsense treatment where a player can funk for 2 months and still be the starter, at age 36, or players who lead the league in poorest defense, struggle to bat their weight, still play over youngsters. 


Adam Smith said...

Count me as hoping that both Collins and Alderson - both on the last year of their contracts - decide to retire at season's end. Don't get me wrong, I have little faith that the Wilpons would make a smart GM hire (Alderson was, by most accounts, forced on them by the league) or that Little Lord Jeffy would allow a new GM to actually, you know, run the club. But this regime's time needs to be over.

Thomas Brennan said...

Just Say No

...to a trade involving Conforto

...to a trade involving deGrom

The two core pieces, along with Cespedes if he ever really gets healthy, and Thor, to carry this team into 2018.

Richard Herr said...

I can't help feeling that Little Lord Jeffy put out a rule that, if any player is making more than $10M a year, he damn well better start. I could almost call for replacing Alderson because so much is going wrong, but I'm afraid the new guy would LLJ's choice, and wouldn't that be a downright disaster?

Reese Kaplan said...

Maybe LLJ will eventually understand that winning puts fans in the seats. Starting less capable players that do not contribute to winning does not.

Thomas Brennan said...

Amen to that

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