October 18, 2005 |
With the Dodger front office deep in deliberations, Terry Collins has emerged as the leading candidate to become manager, several high-level sources said Monday. Collins has the strongest resume of the six men who have been granted interviews and has gained the trust of General Manager Paul DePodesta in his role as director of player development. A decision has not been reached, however.
October 28, 2005 |
Frank McCourt will interview Terry Collins tonight, a high-level source said Thursday, and additional candidates could meet with the Dodger owner before a manager is hired. Besides Collins, none of the five candidates interviewed by General Manager Paul DePodesta have been contacted by the Dodgers since their interviews two weeks ago. However, a source said McCourt might want to meet with one or more of them.
April 5, 1997 |
Most looked out Friday at Anaheim Stadium and saw the Cleveland Indians. In the eyes of Angel Manager Terry Collins, it was something worse--a National League all-star team. His hindsight was 20-20. "I thought I left these guys in the other league," Collins said. Matt Williams? Dave Justice? Marquis Grissom? Kevin Mitchell? All at one time have tortured Collins, who spent the last three seasons managing the Houston Astros. All are now playing for Cleveland.
September 15, 1997 |
A manager visiting the mound is routine in baseball, but fans in Anaheim Stadium had to be perplexed Sunday when Terry Collins hopped onto the field and pulled Darin Erstad out of the batter's box for a conversation in the fourth inning. What triggered Collins' visit was Erstad's awkward swing at the previous pitch, a sign to Collins that Erstad's injured right shoulder was bothering him again.
June 9, 1998 |
Angel Manager Terry Collins will go through his normal pregame routine this afternoon, filling out his lineup card for tonight's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, throwing batting practice, conferring with coaches and players and speaking to reporters. But come game time, Collins will make like a Mark McGwire home run and be gone.
June 5, 1999 |
Mo Vaughn sat in front of his locker, pounding his bat against the floor for emphasis. "This is not a mutiny," Vaughn said Friday. Yes, Vaughn acknowledged, he was one of the players who met this week with Angel General Manager Bill Bavasi to discuss player concerns about a pending contract extension for Manager Terry Collins. Vaughn stressed he would not let the development distract the players from their championship pursuit but steadfastly declined to endorse Collins.
October 20, 2005 |
Houston Astro owner Drayton McLane once hired and then fired Terry Collins, the Dodger farm director and a leading candidate to replace Jim Tracy as Dodger manager. After three consecutive second-place finishes in the National League Central, from 1994 to '96, Collins was replaced by the milder Larry Dierker. Still, McLane recalled that Collins was "the best communicator I've ever seen," and described him as consistently "upbeat and positive."
August 4, 1998 |
Catcher Charlie O'Brien made his first visit to the Angel clubhouse Monday, and his last for a while. O'Brien was in street clothes. When he will be in uniform remains to be seen. O'Brien, acquired from the Chicago White Sox last week, was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum on Monday, and X-rays showed his broken right thumb has not healed. He will return to his home in Tulsa, Okla., and will be out 2-4 weeks. "It's still swollen, so there is nothing I can do right now," O'Brien said.
June 28, 2002 |
Dodger minor league field coordinator Terry Collins, who managed the Angels from 1997-99 and the Houston Astros from 1994-96, was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the Richmond (Ga.) County Sheriff's Office. Collins, 53, was stopped on an Augusta, Ga., street at about 2 a.m. He was also charged with operating an unsafe vehicle and driving without a license on his person.
August 18, 2012 |
It was a volatile mix to begin with, opinionated and outspoken Bobby Valentine managing a club coming off a highly disappointing and turbulent 2011 season in a city with a rabid media and fan base. And now it has blown up in the face of the Boston Red Sox with the gory details of a July 26 player mutiny exposed by Yahoo Sports. Several players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, reportedly blasted Valentine to owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino and lobbied for a change, the last straw coming when Valentine left popular left-hander Jon Lester in to give up 11 runs in a July 22 loss to Toronto.