"Sandy's a pretty smart guy," Collins said. "He knows what we need. I don't get into those discussions too much. There was a time when I started managing in the big leagues where I would say, 'Boy, we need this or we need that,' and when we didn't get it, I would be disappointed. I learned real fast to quit worrying about it. Worry about what you've got."
What the Mets have is a roster with far fewer weaknesses than it had even one month ago. But they could still use an upgrade in the outfield, particularly if a long-term solution presents itself on the trade market.
"That's up to [Alderson]," Collins said. "I have learned through the years not to get involved in pieces we don't have."
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