David Wright rips teammates for anonymous Collins bashing


Throughout the 2017 season, New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon reportedly spurned requests from high-ranking front office personnel to fire manager Terry Collins.

"That's a real cowardly thing to do", Wright told The Record in a telephone interview.

"One thing I will say: Terry's office is 10 feet from our clubhouse".

In recent days several Mets players anonymously ripped Collins for his in-game strategy and communication skills. If I've ever had any problems or players I know know that if they had any issue, they can march right on down and sit down and man-to-man talk about it. "You sit here and make the best decisions that you think are in the best interest of those involved". Go walk in there and say your gripes.

Apparently Terry Collins has been on the hot seat longer than most of us realized.

Citing sources, Puma reported the Mets are expected to consider hitting coach Kevin Long, Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora, Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren and former Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura, among others, as Collins' replacement. At 68, he is the oldest manager in the majors, and he has managed more games than anyone else in club history.

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There were a variety of accusations hurled at Collins by the front office through Newsday and the New York Post, but Wright took particular aim with the notion that Collins lost the clubhouse and made himself unavailable.

One of the players told Newsday that it had been hard to communicate with Collins and called out his strategy during games.

Wright has not played this season as he recovers from multiple injuries, and he just underwent rotator cuff surgery. "That's how much love I have for him and he has for me".

I can't help but feel that the way the Mets are letting Collins go is just wrong and comes off as petty.

The SNY TV crew was so angered by the classless act, they couldn't contain their disappointement on the broadcast.

Here's what the longtime Mets third baseman said to NorthJersey.com's Matt Ehalt. Still, one doesn't necessarily have to be around a team daily to disapprove of anonymous criticism of a manager. But he was even more upset with his teammates' actions.