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Terry Collins says Mets need “energy”

The manager called out his team the day before the All-Star Break

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

After yesterday’s thoroughly depressing defeat at the hands of the Cardinals, Terry Collins addressed the media, and said that the Mets need to regain some energy over the All-Star Break, according to Abbey Mastracco of

"If you're looking at one of the things that's got to happen during the break, we've got to get some energy back," Collins said. "We're not playing with much energy right now and I'm hoping that the rest will help out."

He declined to comment further, only saying, "I'm just telling you we need to get some energy."

Jay Bruce, someone not typically known for his vocal clubhouse presence, gently pushed back against Collins’s statement, saying "I don't see it. That's his opinion, and I respect that he thinks that, but I feel like we have a group of guys who go about their business pretty professionally and pretty consistently."

While energy may be on the top of Collins’s wishlist, the Mets could more likely use an infusion of talent, both from the return of injured players, as well as the promotion of a certain, 100% ready shortstop prospect. A few days to rest nagging injuries for Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes will probably be a good thing for the team as well.