Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins are expected to meet in Cincinnati, during the team’s upcoming series against the Reds, a source told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin.
1:25 p.m.: Alderson will meet with Collins today, regarding an extension to his contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
5:09 p.m.: Alderson told the media that the decision on Collins will likely come in early October.
“I think I’ve been pretty open about my support,” Alderson said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
According to multiple reports over the last few weeks, it is very likely Collins returns to manage the Mets next season, though the organization is expected to wait until after the season to make an official announcement.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Sept. 17: It’s starting to feel like Collins is about to get a two-year extension for no other reason than he’s been asked to manage minor-league talent in major-league uniforms that may or may not have anything to do with the 2014 Mets. … In other words, what has Collins done to warrant returning, that isn’t simply a by-product of the weak roster given to him by Sandy Alderson?