Collins, in an attempt to get more RBI opportunities to David Wright and Curtis Granderson, said it's something he's thinking about.
"My thought is: How do we get them more RBI chances and also give David, in particular, chances to drive in runs," he said. "It is a possibility I might try [hitting the pitcher eighth.] I don’t know that I will, but I might."
Tony La Russa, the manager most famous for hitting his pitchers in the eight hole, said that he liked the idea for a player like Wright.