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No, Terry Collins is NOT on the hot seat

May 1, 2013, 5:44 PM EST

Terry Collins AP

This morning I linked Bob Klapisch’s story about Terry Collins being on the hot seat. Andy Martino of the Daily News, without mentioning Klapisch by name, but pretty clearly aiming in that direction, says that such stuff is nonsense:

It is not worth your time speculating on Collins’ job status.  He might or might not be back next year, but the team is not anywhere close to replacing him.  On February 20, we reported that “it will take an extraordinarily bad situation, far worse than a losing record, for Collins to be fired during the year — but it is also nearly impossible to imagine an extension before October.”

It doesn’t seem like Sandy Alderson’s M.O. to just yank a manager in midseason for no good reason. It’d be different if the team had some optimistic expectation that wasn’t being met, but the Mets were expected to struggle and build. So far we’ve seen both some struggling and some growth, and there isn’t any suggestion that there’s drama going on in the clubhouse or anything.

That still leaves next season up for grabs — there’s no particular reason to stick with Collins either — but at the moment Martino’s take rings more true to me.

  1. baseballicious - May 1, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Rightttt….and Scarlett Johansson is my baby’s momma

  2. mazblast - May 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    I think the Wilpons would rather lose than pay two managers for even part of a season. Given the talent level of this year’s team, I think they’re right this time.

  3. thebadguyswon - May 1, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Well try being a Mets fan and watching this clown “manage”. He makes dumb decisons just about every game and the team quit each of the lastbtwo years.
    But yes, I agree a midseason firing does not seem to jive with how Alderson operates.
    I just pray he’s gone next year.

    • Old Gator - May 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      Trust me on this: it’s worse having to watch a really good, smart guy look like an idiot because he has no talent per se to manage in the first place. I almost have to wince when the camera picks up Mike Redmond cringing by the dugout steps as a Feesh bungles an at-bat, a fielding play or, more frequently, brainfarts on a baserunning basic.

    • MattJanik - May 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

      You are why Mets “fans” are terrible.

      Signed,
      A Mets fan

      The “team quit on him” BS is the losing team’s fanbase’s equivalent of the “ZOMG they’re winning, SO SCRAPPY!” nonsense.

      • thebadguyswon - May 2, 2013 at 11:42 AM

        KMA

  4. dirtyharry1971 - May 1, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    If anyone is on a hot seat it has to be the AL East favorites head coach John Gibbons who lost again tonight and the GM AA who put this mess together, well his seat should be on fire!

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