The boys are back in town and manager Terry Collins will have his first team meeting this morning. What’s he gonna say? What can he say?
This is a team with low expectations. This is a team with a myriad of issues and a bleak economic forecast to correct those concerns.
The message isn’t, “do your job and you’ll stay here,” because nobody is assured of anything.
With so much turmoil and uncertainty surrounding these Mets, the message must be, “do your job, play fundamentally sound baseball and hustle, and just be a professional and somebody will want you.”
It can’t be much more than that because this is a team that can’t promise anything, else.
It’s a team where the players’ first goal must be professional survival.