WINTER MEETINGS: TERRY COLLINS

New York Mets manager Terry Collins met with the media on Day 2 of the annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland. Collins talked about everything from Yoenis Cespedes, to Zach Wheeler in the bullpen, Jose Reyes in the outfield and Tim Tebow making a spring training appearance. Below is a transcript from today’s Q&A with the Mets manager.

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES

The New York Mets entered Saturday’s play 57-58, in third place, 10 1/2 games behind the National League East leading Washington Nationals and three games behind the surprising Miami Marlins. The Kansas City Royals, whom the Mets played in the 2015 World Series, are having their own set of struggles. Ned Yost’s team is 56-59 in third place, 10 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central and five games behind the second place Detroit Tigers.