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Mets: Why Terry Collins Is the Right Decision

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

When Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson introduced new manager Terry Collins to the media on Tuesday morning, I got about as excited for spring training as I ever have in my life.

Mets: The Case for Bobby Valentine

Steven Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Hirsch

The Mets do not need another easy going, laid back manager who will always be calm and collected no matter how bad things get. They need someone with fire and aggression.

Mets Hire Backman to Manage (My Gossip and Innuendo-Fueled Blog)

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Hollander

Like Napolean in exile, Backman, a former minor league manage of the year and one of several active cynosures of the 1986 Mets glory, has been toiling in exile from the major league system since 2004.