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New York Mets: Potential Replacements For Terry Collins

Bud Black

Before you ask: Yes, Black is currently employed and, no, he isn’t a manager at the moment.

Black works in the front office for the Angels and, if his current employer’s success is any representation of Black’s quality, you better hope the Mets take a hard pass if they need a skipper.

For one reason or another, Bud’s name is currently making the rounds as a ‘solid’ choice to replace Collins. From who did these rumors come? I don’t know. From where? Also, not in my realm of knowledge.

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Is Bud Black better than Terry Collins? Heck, he may be worse.

Once upon a time, way back when (last year), Bud Black was a manager on the hot seat, eventually getting fired by a chaotic Padres organization. In seven of his eight-plus seasons as a major league manager — all with San Diego — Black’s teams have finished with a record below .500.


As a matter of fact, his career record as a manager doesn’t top the .500 mark either.

In other words, he’ll fit right in.

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.