Sandy Alderson told Terry Collins that his job as manager of the Mets is safe, despite speculation that he could be on the hot seat.
4:10 pm: The players on the roster and how they perform are largely Alderson’s responsibility, whereas Terry Collins is mostly charged with keeping them playing hard, which he is doing, Alderson told Joel Sherman (NY Post, June 10).
3:45 pm: “Collins is not going anywhere,” Alderson said before Tuesday’s game (Newsday, June 10), in response to whether he might fire his manager.
Alderson told Collins, after the Mets returned from San Francisco, that his job is safe (Daily News, June 10).
9:28 am: Collins is not in danger of being fired, and he still has the support of the front office and ownership, a team source said (Daily News, June 10).
Similarly, Collins doesn’t expect to be fired this season, though he knows his job is always on the line (NY Post, June 10).
“There were rumblings over the weekend in San Francisco of David Wright’s unrest with Collins, after the manager double-switched him out of Saturday’s game and sat him down altogether on Sunday,” writes columnist Bill Madden (Daily News, June 10).
However, Wright told beat reporter Mike Puma he and the team still respect Collins.
“There might be things on a daily basis you disagree with, but at the end of the day you understand that he’s the authority figure,” Wright said.
The Mets, at 28-35, return home Tuesday trying to avoid losing a season-high seven straight games.