Mets Hire Terry Collins to Manage in 2011
Thankfully, and mercifully, the process of hiring the 2011 Mets manager has finally come to a conclusion; the Mets have hired Terry Collins.
After the hiring of General Anderson, I distinctly remember the pundits informing us that the new GM was likely to hire a new manager swiftly. It sure didn’t feel “swift”, but at least it’s over. Now we can move on to much more important matters, like, who is going to replace Charlie Samuels in the clubhouse?
They could have done this hire in Aug and who knows;
– got a chance to preview the manager…for less yrs
-AND possibly sparked a WC earning surge, and sewed a clubhouse together…a clubhouse which pretty much will be the same basic group….
Of course, we know the Mets really weren’t thinking about changing anything at all until Beelzebud Selig stepped in and forced the issue.
And as we know the Mets really wanted someone with experience.
Nothing against Teufel or Oberkfell, but I’d like to see Wally get a chance before losing him to another organization.
I understand that you’d prefer that the Mets have made changes in August, which I’m tempted, again, to agree with you on. But once they hired Mr. Alderson as GM, that ship sailed. It took Mr. Alderson roughly three and a half weeks from the moment he was rumored hired to (reportedly) hire Mr. Collins. During that time period, he also hired two high-level front office members and lost his father unexpectedly in a car accident.
While I think he should have focused on manager over whatever Mr. DePodesta’s made-up title is, we are, regardless, seeing swift action by this front office.
Unless, that is, taking a day off when your father dies is unacceptable. But that’s not what you are implying, correct?