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|Posted: Sun Oct 1st, 2017 05:25 am||
|David Wright isn't impressed by the recent comments from some of his nameless teammates toward New York Mets skipper Terry Collins.
A report from Newsday's Marc Carig on Wednesday noted that some anonymous young players in the Mets clubhouse had apparently grown increasingly frustrated with Collins during the season. One unnamed player even went as far as to say the team was "miserable" under Collins, according to Carig.
Wright, though, who has been with the Mets for all of Collins' managerial tenure, insists the barrage of criticism toward the skipper has been completely unjustified.
"It was cowardly, in my opinion. I have been very fortunate in my career. I haven't had too many gripes, but when I did, I went and talked to Terry or whoever the manager is," Wright said Friday, according to the Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "His door has always been open and he's always listened."
The Mets players weren't the only ones who allegedly had an issue with Collins, however. Mets owner Fred Wilpon reportedly stepped in on several occasions to save the 68-year-old skipper from being fired by Mets chief executive officer Jeff Wilpon - his son - and general manager Sandy Alderson, who had allegedly grown frustrated with Collins' in-game decisions.
Despite the supposed opinions of the front office, the oft-injured Wright, who arguably knows Collins as well as anyone in the organization, is calling on his teammates to show the manager more respect.
"I am not here to blindly defend Terry. I am not going to discuss the tactical stuff or bullpen usage, that's not my place," Wright told Ackert. "I can say that to a man in that clubhouse, Terry has dealt with us as adults. He has treated us with respect and treated us as men.
"I would hope that the players in the clubhouse would have enough respect if not for the man but the position to say something to him. Treat him like a man as he does us."