Mets manager Terry Collins rips sabermetrics

Mets manager Terry Collins rips sabermetrics

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Mets manager Terry Collins rips sabermetrics
Mets manager Terry Collins does not think highly of advanced statistics.Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Mets manager Terry Collins does not think highly of advanced statistics.

Terry Collins wants a little more candor in baseball, and he delivered some in a report published Wednesday. The manager gave his not-so-high opinion on the analytics that have taken over the game.

“I’m not sure how much an old-school guy can add to the game today,’’ Collins told USA Today. “It’s become a young man’s game, especially with all of the technology stuff you’ve got to be involved in. I’m not very good at it. I don’t enjoy it like other people do.

“I’m not going to sit there today and look at all of these (expletive) numbers and try to predict this guy is going to be a great player. OPS this. OPS that. GPS. LCSs. DSDs. You know who has good numbers? Good (expletive) players.

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“That’s why to me the (Yoenis) Cespedes signing was good for us. He changed our team last year. He makes our lineup legitimate. This guy is going to hit 25 to 30 homers. He’s going to drive in 100 runs. That’s what he does.

“Those are the numbers I like.”

Collins, who will be 67 in May, is the oldest manager in baseball and one of its biggest characters. He speaks off the cuff and fairly openly with everyone.

And he isn’t apologizing for any of that.

“There should be no secrets,’’ Collins told USA Today. “Secrets are bull. … Yeah, once in a while there are things I’m not at liberty to talk about, but I don’t hold secrets. I tell it like it is.

“If you can’t handle it, (expletive) it. Get out. I’m serious. I tell my guys ‘If you want to come in and ask a question, you better be prepared to hear something you don’t want to hear.’ I’m tough, but I’ve never lied to a player. You may not like what I have to say, but I never have to take it back.

“That’s just me. I don’t have to apologize to anybody.” 

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