“Why should Terry Collins be granted immunity?” columnist Bob Klapisch asked Wednesday (Bergen Record, June 11).
In Klapisch’s view, the only way to judge Collins is on whether he’s getting the most out of the talent on his roster.
“With just under 100 games to go, the answer is a resounding no,” he wrote.
Collins said GM Sandy Alderson point-blank told him Monday that his job as manager of the Mets is safe, despite speculation that he could be on the hot seat.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Unfortunately, until the Mets get above .500, this is going to be a subject every day until the end of the season. It was this way with Art Howe, and it was this way with Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel, and it’s only heightened by reporters using 24-7, non-stop, social media to fuel controversies and page views.
I recognize there is a passionate movement among some fans to ditch Collins and hire someone else, namely Triple-A manager Wally Backman. I see no evidence that either scenario is likely to happen, at least not any time soon. So, as a rule, I think I’m going to stop making posts reacting to other people’s opinions, regardless of who they are and where they write. News is news, that’s a different story. But, to stop every five seconds and react to what others are thinking will mean this blog will be wall-to-wall “Terry Watch,” and that’s not the site I want to write.