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Terry Collins is gonna have to find someone else to get mad at this spring

Feb 5, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

Terry Collins

For the past two years, Terry Collins has made a big angry fuss about players showing up to spring training late.  Wait, that’s wrong: he’s made a big angry fuss about players showing up to spring training on time.

In 2011 it was Luis Castillo. Last year it was Ruben Tejada. Each time Collins made it clear that he wanted players there early and that, to him anyway, on time was late. Never mind what those pansy rules say about reporting dates. If you’re not early you just don’t want it bad enough.

Sadly, this year Ruben Tejada is going to make Collins find someone else to yell at for only giving 100 instead of 110%:

After irritating manager Terry Collins last year by waiting until the deadline for position players to report before arriving in camp, the Mets shortstop yesterday said he will be in Port St. Lucie on Saturday — a full week before his presence is required.

So who will it be this year? Lucas Duda? Ike Davis? Maybe Mike Baxter.  Gotta be someone who fulfills his contractual requirements and not Collins’ requirements, right?

  1. chill1184 - Feb 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Castillo deserved it IMO but I think it was petty regarding Tejada. It’s funny that this was mentioned though because for some reason I felt like losing some brain cells today by listen to WFAN the local sports station. Some retard called in and thinks the media should start the Collins blow up watch.

  2. acdc363 - Feb 5, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    yeah baby!

  3. DonRSD - Feb 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Let Collins walk at the end of the year & hire Ozzie Guillen.

    • byjiminy - Feb 5, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      Yeah, baby! I for one would start reading about the Mets again. Ozzie is a quote machine!

  4. chacochicken - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    While I’m sitting awake at 4:30 in the morning, putting up shelves or creating a new language I often wonder if the yellow sun of earth will rise on time or be a little late. Can’t the sun show up a little early? I mean it’s a giant star it could be here sooner if it wanted. Terry Collins should treat his players the same way.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Gotta be someone who fulfills his contractual requirements and not Collins’ requirements, right?
    Has anyone checked Collins’ contractual requirements? Maybe he has to actually harass players for nonsensical reasons.

    • ptfu - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Hmm, minimum requirements, where have I seen this before?

      Are the Mets re-enacting Office Space?

  6. rayswhitesuit - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Office Space was funny. The Mets are so unfunny that I’m not even playing fantasy baseball this year. They’ve ruined it for me.

  7. alexo0 - Feb 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    I hope it’s David Wright.

  8. dowhatifeellike - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    I would be there one minute before the deadline. It’s one thing to ask that people come early; it’s another to demand it.

  9. Old Gator - Feb 5, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Hey, let’s make sure we’re all there early this year, guys – don’t want to lose our lock on fourth place!

  10. scottgilroy - Feb 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Sounds like the Mets hired Tom Coughlin

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