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08-26-2013, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
It's not as if Collins has much to work with. The team is in full-on rebuild mode.
I think Collins makes a lot of bad in game decisions, but people also need to recognize that every single manager generally does the same thing. The guys who have the ability to get a baseball team to go out there and pull in the same direction for 162 games plus the post-season, just generally don't seem to have strong tactical minds. History is littered with great managers who were actually pretty terrible in that regard.

The only way to make a smart in-game manager is to build a strong roster, which is something the Mets are still in the process of doing. Look at Joe Torre. He washed out with several teams before landing with the Yankees. His decision making abilities didn't magically get better in 1996. Managers need to be judged on how their teams deal with the daily grind and handle adversity. It's the GM's job to build the talent base.

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