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Collazo Taking Different Approach

Collazo was vital to the Zephyrs' success in 2007

Willie Collazo, a long time veteran of the minor league system, had a career season in 2007 as his efforts from the bullpen helped secure many wins for the Zephyrs. Now he returns to New Orleans and continues to tweak his game in hopes of finally earning a longer stay in the Mets' bullpen.

It was a small change that had big results. During spring training in 2007, Willie Collazo had just come off of a season in which he started 23 games during stints in Double-A and Triple-A, but Mets' pitching coach Rick Peterson saw something in Collazo that he liked – he just needed to tinker things a bit. "Basically, he told me that I was good throwing from up top, but if I wanted to be... Recommended Stories