In regards to whether Terry Collins has done enough to warrant a new contract, Sandy Alderson told WFAN, “Well, we’ve seen everything but the finish.”
Alderson said it’s very possible he doesn’t announce a decision on Collins until after the season, “and I see no reason to vary from that.”
Collins is 213-247 over three season with the Mets. He does not have a contract for next season.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
There have been multiple reports indicating Alderson is leaning toward keeping him. I’d bet on him being back, too. However, the decision will obviously comes down to: 1) How well he relates to and communicates with his players, and 2) How focused and motivated the team remains down the stretch of the season, and how he’s managed the team so far.
He seems to have kept them focused and motivated, so far. There was a stretch through June and July when he had his team playing as one of the best units in baseball. However, it’s worth noting the Mets lost nine of their last 13 games prior to announcing Matt Harvey’s injury. They traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd, prompting a number of remaining players to question the front office’s choices. And it’s now up to Collins to keep his team glued together, which is exactly what he’s going to be judged on… not necessarily whether they outscore the other team. In the absence of Harvey, Buck, Byrd and David Wright, it will bode very well for Collins if he can keep his youngest players focused and working hard.
Listen: Sandy Alderson on WFAN