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• Triple-A Las Vegas is in the postseason hunt, and according to Collins, that experience is more valuable for up-and-coming players than being called up to the Majors in September, when rosters expand.

"In certain situations, I think it's very, very important -- especially for a young player -- to play in the postseason. I don't care where it's at," Collins said. "I really don't. Learning how to win, to me, goes hand in hand with developing players. ... You teach guys to play the game correctly and if they have talent enough, they'll win."

Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for
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