Suggested links for Thursday August 16

In the New York Post, Mark Hale believes if the Mets do not give Terry Collins an extension between now and spring training, Collins will enter next season in the final year of his deal as a potential lame duck.

According to Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, the Mets will use the rest of the season to audition newly acquired Kelly Shoppach.

Lastly, Adam Rosenbloom of Mets.com reviews last night’s soccer match at Citi Field, which featured a 3-0 victory for Ecuador over Chile.