Mets Are Third Rate in the Second City

June 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Mets Are Third Rate in the Second City

" Terry Collins said before Monday night's game with the Cubs that he was worried his team might be gassed after playing three tight, emotional games against the Yankees over the weekend.

Collins seems to know his team well. The lineup looked like it was unaware that they were scheduled to have a game as they strode to the plate to face Travis Wood and then headed back to the dugout as if they were facing Smokey Joe Wood.

The 6-1 loss extends the Mets' losing streak to three games, but it wasn't Collins' good guess that had the most to do with the loss. It was the misguided guarantee he made when he took the job as manager before last season.

When Collins became the Mets manager, he promised a team that played fundamentally sound baseball in contrast to the rather chaotic sideshow that was life during the Jerry Manuel years "

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