Coaching, Front Office
Terry Collins: Sure he might’ve made some questionable moves at times on the field, but Collins deserves credit for keep the team afloat over .500 when the team struggling in the middle of the year. The offense struggling mightily early on, the botched Gomez trade in July, and the Harvey innings limit saga in September were just three of the major issues he had to overcome. Collins is still a player’s manager, most of who still love playing for him. And when the Mets got help through the trades, Collins’s team took off. With the deeper lineup Collins did a good job giving everyone playing time and putting the right lineups against righty and lefty pitchers as well. He deserves consideration for NL Manager of the Year.
Sandy Alderson: Sandy got a lot of criticism over the years for not spending and not being aggressive. This season though, it’s time to give him credit. His acquisitions of Uribe, Johnson, Clippard, Reed, and Cespedes clearly turned the team around and they ran away with the NL East, while adding help to the lineup and the bullpen. Consider how the Mets offense which was maybe the worst before the acquisitions. Afterwards they became tops overall from August on. So Sandy wasn’t just aggressive, he was aggressive on making the right moves to fill in the right needs.