5) Keeps Team Afloat
Last but not least, even when the Mets were struggling in the middle of this season, Collins prevented the Mets from digging even deeper. He kept them above .500 and in the division race despite having one of the worst offenses at that time. Once Sandy made the acquisitions, the Mets took off.
In past years, Collins was able to take less talented Mets teams and keep them competitive by overachieving in the first half.
He knows how to get the most out of his team and when he finally received a talented team took full advantage.