Terry Collins, other Mets will watch the rest of the ALCS for educational purposes
Terry Collins intends to do some scouting of his own while his team awaits their opponent in the World Series.
On Friday at Citi Field, Collins said he intends to watch Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in an effort to learn more about both teams, as his Mets will face one of the Royals or Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
“I’ll watch the game tonight because we don’t know these guys very well,” said Collins on Friday afternoon at Citi Field. “We played Kansas City three times last year and Toronto four times this year, so I’m going to watch the game to see what they’re doing to get guys out.
Collins admitted its difficult to gauge too much from the television broadcast, but he will try to pick up as much as he can.
“You don’t get to see all the positioning and stuff on TV,” he explained. “But I’m going to watch it, and certainly to try to pick up some tips.”
If the Mets end up playing the Blue Jays, Kelly Johnson hopes to impart some advice for his Mets teammates from his experience with them and playing against them while spending so much time in the American League East.
“I’ve seen a lot of the Blue Jays. I’ve played there, I’ve seen a lot of those guys and I’ve played in that division,” Johnson explained to reporters on Friday. “I’ve seen what that offense can do if you make a mistake. They’re a tough team to pitch to.”
Even Wilmer Flores – who will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Friday night with David Wright, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey – intends to watch Game 6 to try and pick up some things from those teams.
“We need to know what kind of pitchers they have and what they are trying to do,” Flores explained after the team’s voluntary workout at Citi Field on Friday afternoon.