Terry Collins downplayed the Houston Astros' impending move to the American League for 2013. After all, Collins noted, the Mets only see the Astros and other non-division NL opponents six games a year now. Heck, they see the Yankees that many times a season.
Collins managed the Houston Astros from 1994-96, finishing in second place each season. He felt like he had a great shot at the postseason his first year, but a strike ended the season in mid-August, with Houston's record at 66-49.
"If we played them more, the answer would be yes," Collins said about the league move feeling odd. "But when you only play them home-and-home, not really. It's almost like doing an interleague game. It's a little different than it once was."