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Look at the roster manager Terry Collins is working with. That is enough to make anyone knowledgeable baseball person cringe.
There is a reason why many picked this team to not only be last in the division, but possibly the worst in baseball before the season started. There is just a lack of depth and talent on this team.
The season literally has been magical. Terms like "scrappy" and "over-achieving" have been the labels for this team all year. There were no expectations for the Mets in 2012.
Suddenly, they were in the spotlight with rumblings of playoff contention and they folded up like a metal chair. Why? Because what they achieved was just not sustainable for the entire season.
Terry Collins is the reason why they were even in position to win in the first place. Yes, he has had some help from R.A. Dickey, Johan Santana and David Wright, but Collins has had to mix and match this team since day one.
The Mets have dealt with numerous injuries and Collins has done a remarkable job plugging in and platooning line-ups that give them the best chance to win.
Guys like Scott Hairston, Ronny Cedeno and Jordany Valdespin have made Collins look like a genius at many points in the season.
Collins has done the best job he can with the bullpen he has to work with. It would be hard pressed to see any other manager succeed with that group of relievers the Mets have.
Listen, you can point the finger at a lot of different reasons to why the Mets have experienced this most recent collapse. Just do not point it at Terry Collins.
He is what got this team to where they are at now and for that he should receive recognition which will probably go unrecognized by most, but not here.
Terry Collins is not the reason why the New York Mets collapsed in 2012.