Why didn’t the Mets win in 2011?

The Terry Collins era began in 2011, and the re-building process was underway. However, looking at the Mets record (77-85), and you look at the big bats (Reyes, Beltran, Wright, Murphy, Davis, Pagan) and their iffy pitching (Dickey, Gee, Niese, Capuano, Pelfrey). I have to ask myself, why didn’t the Mets preform better? Is it Collins? And, if so, should we be worried that this will repeat into 2015?

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Terry Collins is the master of contradiction. If he says something will happen, you should never rule-out the opposite. Terry started with the Mets in 2010 as a minor league rover. Beating out Chip Hale and Wally Backman for the managerial job, Terry preached that change is afoot.

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Today, in 2015, we are still looking for change, and are looking in at a playoff berth. In 2011 when Terry Collins was hired, the Mets started off poor. So poor, WFAN’s Mike Francesca had to go on a 20 minute rant on how bad this team is:

If that doesn’t jog your memory, I don’t know what will. Anyway, the season was pretty mediocre for the most part. The Mets got to 4 games above 500 in late July, before collapsing in the West Coast (typical). In 2012, the Mets had great success going into the All Star Break. They were 9 games above 500 during the Break, but the moment the season started, team crashed, losing 11 of 12 games. How can Major League Baseball be such a similar yet un-predictable game? How can all of these question marks, be changed on one play, that results in an injury? How can a sport change the moods of loyal fans? In essence, Baseball is a lot like life. There’s the physical part, that involves the players during the season. And the financial/mental part that involves owners during the offseason. So, I don’t know what happened to the 2011 Mets and their lackluster performance. I just know the Mets better win in 2015, because us New Yorkers are growing impatient.

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