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The Mets won’t let their manager discuss player injuries anymore

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Remember like, less than a week ago, when a story published that explained how it was very likely that Mets' COO Jeff Wilpon was making his team's medical decisions, and that his primary concern had to do with how the Mets were viewed in this light and not necessarily the health of his players or whether the job was being done right? Well, the Mets have found their next target in the PR battle against injuries, and it's manager Terry Collins.

Collins is no longer allowed to talk about injuries to his players, and not just significant injuries with lengthy recovery timelines. He's not allowed to talk about minor injuries, or whether a player is going on a rehab assignment, or any of the normal stuff that managers talk to the media about so that they (and then fans) can be kept in the loop about the status of the team they root for.

Collins is, reportedly, not taking this very well, as John Harper's team source explained that Collins was "furious" about the gag order and how broad it is. It's also fascinating that the Mets don't seem overly concerned about how they can go about improving the health of their players in order to keep them on the field, or find out why their recovery estimates are always off and so on, but have just decided instead that not telling anyone anything is the best way to handle things going forward.

That's not to say the Mets aren't thinking even a little about what they're doing wrong, but come on. If this points back to Jeff Wilpon like Jerry Crasnick's in-depth feature says it likely does, chances are good that image is what comes first, especially since it doesn't sound like the Mets think anything they're doing is wrong.