David Wright: Mets teammates 'cowardly' for ripping Terry Collins anonymously

David Wright: Mets teammates 'cowardly' for ripping Terry Collins anonymously

That original report not only showed the disdain between the Mets front office and the team's manager, Terry Collins, but also how certain players were unhappy with his leadership style throughout the year. "The extent that information reportedly came from anywhere in the front office, I was exceptionally disappointed. And if I were to know who that person was, that person would be terminated immediately".

"I think this story and the aftermath overshadows to this point seven years of outstanding service and in turn these stories have been a disservice to Terry".

The Mets GM would not comments on Collins future with the team.

"I was very disappointed with (the Newsday story)".

Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that former White Sox manager Robin Ventura and Mets hitting coach Kevin Long "stand out as early front runners" for the Mets' manager job. We've all made mistakes and done things that we wish we could go back and do differently. Alderson is "happy" with his relationships with ownership and how they have conducted their business. "There are ups and downs". I'm not here to sit and blindly defend every move that Terry has made over last seven years.

Alderson did say, though, that he does not fault Collins for injuries.

Wilpon has denied interfering in team operations, but he and Collins are close, Newsday reports.

Instead, Alderson said, any failures by the Mets this year - including the workplace culture that led to the anonymous bashing - should be laid at his feet.

At one point, Alderson said that the Mets were continuing to look at why so many injuries had occurred and that the team was considering changes in its structure that would address that and other issues. On Friday, Mets captain David Wright called his teammates "cowardly" for ripping Collins on his way out the door. He repeatedly said all those types of issues need to be taken care of internally.

"I'm the leader of this group", he said. "In particular in those areas where we may fall short". Puma writes that general manager Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon "are intrigued by the idea of promoting Long to manager, but Fred Wilpon may have to be sold on the idea." Sep.

Although Wright was gone most of the season, attempting to rehab his injured shoulder in California before finally undergoing surgery, he insists Collins never shut that door. The longest-tenured manager in club history is on the final year of his contract.



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