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Is Terry Collins on the hot seat? No, says GM

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.




597 comments
Mike Olix
Mike Olix

We need Doc for a pitching coach, Strawberry for a hitting coach, Mookie as a base coach and to help the young speed, Backman as the assistant coach, and bring back Davey as the Mngr. Oh and bring in Keith to spruce up the fielding.

Mike Olix
Mike Olix

Omar at least gave us hope. No moves by Alderson have shed an ounce of hope for us loyal fans.

Mark Kunzmann
Mark Kunzmann

The rumor mill has it if Collins goes, Melvin is replacing him...cancel my tickets, we want Backman!

Daniel Goldberg
Daniel Goldberg

If the Mets continue to lose, how could he not go? WE WANT WALLY!

Charles Gustafson
Charles Gustafson

I didn't hear Alderson give any assurances for the pitching coach, the bullpen coach or whoever is teaching fielding and running. They all need to go.

bigslick
bigslick

Hey Metsblog - do you guys have the nutz to put up a poll regarding Collins. Yes or No, Should Collins be fired immediately?

90% will say fire him!

#fire Terry

# hire Wally

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

They won't bring up Wally at this point. If they do intend Wally to manage one day I assume they'd want to make sure he has a team he can be successful with. Why fire Collins and bring up Wally now? So he can lose like Collins? I'd like to see a full year of Syndergaard and a year of Harvey back healthy then Wally can take over in 2016. Make sure you have the pieces in place for him to have a fighting chance. There isn't a manager alive than can win with the crap we have now

Will McGulgan
Will McGulgan

terrygibberish: urrr urrr we didnt score any runs but we got some good swings in

Kevin R. Martin
Kevin R. Martin

The people saying keep him must not watch many games...

Matt Beller
Matt Beller

fire him and hire wally Backmanplease

Jj O'Neill
Jj O'Neill

Terry's doing a good job. We're only 5 games out of first right now and not even at the break.

Bob Higgins
Bob Higgins

Wish they both would leave !  Fred and Jeff Coupon wont do it because it cost money !

mrmet4mvp
mrmet4mvp

Just remember that Omar made the same statements about Willie Randolph a few weeks before they canned him on a road trip.


This means nothing, especially since anything the Mets say is even less trustworthy now than it was a few years ago.


But also remember than in getting rid of Willie, we got the Jerry Manuel Era.

John Klüber
John Klüber

TERRY ISNT GOING ANYWHERE ? Neither are those empty seats at Citifield...

John Pleiss
John Pleiss

Uggggggg. Ask Terry about firing Sandy. Lol.

triviaace
triviaace

It isn't only Collins who should go but he should follow Alderson out the door.  Alderson has done virtually nothing to help this team other than paying big bucks to two 0.200 hitters, bring up a catcher who is not ready for prime time and sign a gand of over-the-hill bull pen pitchers.  It's a shame that the fans are so hopeful that they come to watch this gang of misfits.  Thus the $$$$ keep rolling in and the Wilpons sit in their office fat, dumb and happy.  Is there any hope for this franchise?

Ultramet
Ultramet

These owners portrayed themselves as "victims" in the Madoff scam as they used those ill-gotten profits to buy this franchise. Selig inexplicably bailed them out twice when they couldn't make payroll but forced the McCourts (Dodgers) to sell. Last I checked the Dodgers have been much more successful than the Mets, and at least are attempting to put a competitive team on the field. Bad ownership = bad team = no championships = NY Mets.

James Goetke
James Goetke

SOMETHING needs to happen though, too much revenue for such crappy results, SOMETHING please!!! :) :)

doublemet
doublemet

ShipHale #51 was the third base coach(Walter William) he wen to Okland,now lets give the job to Wally Backman, thanks

doublemet
doublemet

The mets let go Walter William #51 third base coach to Okland;now the only option is to give the job to Wally Backman thanks

mike23
mike23

Mets ownership situation is the cause of this horrible six years in a row, Sandy has done basically nothing to help the team, many bad signings and lack of putting a solid bullpen together etc....If mets had a quality ownership both Sandy and Terry would be long gone but with the current ownership why would they change anything... their expectations and ability to put a winning product on the field is known, little hope in met land with the wilpons around, if they cared things would change but they don't so they will remain the same on the way to the sixth consecutive losing season and sixth consecutive drop in attendance... all this after building a new stadium, hosting the all star game and tv deals etc..... Sell Wilpons, for you and for met fans. 

queva
queva

This means that Sandy has to be fired first.

Headley Miller
Headley Miller

he shouldn't, it's not his fault, it's the talent-less players they have

doublemet
doublemet

TC very bad manager, when the mets win he lucks like he is happy for the TV but inside he is burning because they win, don't you see,thanks

mike23
mike23

@doublemet why is backman the only option, most teams scout other teams up and coming coaches etc... former players etc... so to say Backman is the only candidate would seem to be untrue. 

hankypanky
hankypanky

Name one good reason for the Wilpons to be stupid enough to sell a gold-mine

Max Denby
Max Denby

Have you watched every game for 4 years? Terry is an awful strategist, and not a great motivator. Please name his good qualities?

Jimmy Passadino
Jimmy Passadino

Hence when I watch baseball I am not going anywhere. Except my couch.

mike23
mike23

@hankypanky if they had any pride and competitiveness in them they would see they are running a sham of an organization... if they could careless and want to continue to run a team going no where, well there is no reason.