This is about all the excitement I can spit out regarding the latest Mets manager. For all of the postulating about Bobby Vâ€™s return, a rapid ascent for Wally Backman, or even an outside chance of Joe Torre, the Mets new management thought long and hardâ€¦
â€¦and gave us a 61-year old pile of vanilla.
Iâ€™ve read all the reports about Terry Collinsâ€™ supposed â€śfiery nature.â€ť Iâ€™ve heard them say how â€śintenseâ€ť he is with players and management alike. And yet, all I see is two potential years of boredomâ€¦
â€¦well that, and an decidedly unimpressive record as a major league manager.
But letâ€™s not forget about 1999, when Collins had so many problems with Mo Vaughn (and subsequently, the rest of the Anaheim Angels) that the team signed a petition to have him removed. He ultimately resigned from his job.
Yes, this was a long time ago. But I highly doubt advancing into his golden years has made him easier to deal with.
OH, donâ€™t let me forget that Collins hasnâ€™t held a major league managing job since 1999. He spent last year languishing within the Metsâ€™ farm system as a fieldâ€¦umâ€¦talentâ€¦umâ€¦minor leagueâ€¦um â€” ah fâ€“k it, who knows what he was doing for the organization last year.
But heâ€™s a safe choice. He wonâ€™t do anything moronic like Jerry. He wonâ€™t waffle with the media like Willie. He wonâ€™t kick dirt on sacred umpire pants like Wally. Heâ€™ll be safeâ€¦and level-headedâ€¦and boring.
And, if anyone is making the same Sandy Alderson-Art Howe comparisons as I am right now, let me know.
Alderson. DePodesta. Ricciardi. By all accounts, this menage-a-management should be gutting this team and building a winner. But instead, their first move as a trio was safe, vanilla move that demonstrated none of the supposed new look weâ€™ve been promised.
As a long time, long suffering fan, Iâ€™m tired of empty promises.