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Collins not a fan of team meetings

Collins not a fan of team meetings

Collins not a fan of team meetings
CHICAGO -- Lucas Duda and manager Terry Collins chatted after Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, in which Duda missed a sign from third base coach Tim Teufel to run home on a double from Ike Davis.

Collins said the two talked about a multitude of things, including baserunning, but it's all part of the learning process for the young outfielder, who snapped a streak of reaching base at 25 straight games at the beginning of the series.

Collins said Wrigley Field is interesting, because the wall in right field jets back farther than it looks, allowing players to score from first base more often than not.

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"He said it won't happen again," Collins said. "I said, 'That's part of the process. When you make a mistake, you learn from your mistakes.' I said, 'I don't expect it to happen again, because I know how you are.' I'm sure next time, he'll score."

Despite the Mets' four-game losing streak, Collins isn't the type to hold team meetings to reprimand the Mets' performances after each defeat.

"You can hold meetings in football, because you play once a week," Collins said. "Basketball, you play a couple times a week. We play every day. If you hold meetings everyday, they're going to turn you off."

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