4:40 pm: Mets GM Sandy Alderson told ESPN radio that he is very supportive of his manager, Terry Collins.
“Terry Collins does an outstanding job of keeping guys motivated, he has a great relationship with the players, they have tremendous respect for him, and he’s doing the best job he can possibly do and I support him,” Alderson explained.
In regards to whether his own job is in jeopardy, Alderson said, “You’ll have to ask somebody else that question.”
Alderson said he would understand if his team’s owners were feeling impatient these days. However, “I think we’ve made a lot of progress. It doesn’t show in this month’s win-loss record.”
2:33 pm: Collins isn’t in immediate jeopardy of losing his job, “according to everyone around the Mets,” reports columnist Jon Heyman (SI.com, May 27).
The Mets fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens after Monday’s game, which Sandy Alderson indicated was an isolated decision.
According to Heyman, Collins is liked enough within the organization that he’ll likely have time to get the Mets playing like they were in April.
However, he adds, “the ground under Collins is starting to loosen.”