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Collins has energy, ability to lead Mets

New manager hopes to bring swagger, confidence back to the Amazin's this season

Updated: February 17, 2011, 9:21 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Manager Terry Collins arrived at the New York Mets' spring training complex Wednesday with a sore arm, his 61-year-old body telling him that he threw too much batting practice the previous day.

The discomfort did not dull his energy.

Collins bounced throughout the clubhouse engaging players in conversations, determined to set the foundation for season-long relationships.

The diminutive manager reached into 6-foot-10 right-hander Chris Young's locker, pulled ...

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