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Sandy Alderson says Terry Collins has job security

May 3, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

Terry Collins AP

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the New York Mets. They ended a six-game losing skid on Wednesday with a 7-6 victory over the Marlins, and are 4-11 over their last 15 games. As is customary, speculation pertaining to the Mets manager’s eventual ouster began to circulate through the media.

GM Sandy Alderson put the rumors to rest today, though, reinforcing his support of Collins, at least through the end of the season. Via ESPN’s Adam Rubin:

“He came into the season without a contract for next year and may not have one for next year through this season. But as I’ve told him and said before: This isn’t just about wins and losses. It’s about how we approach the game and fully taking into account what he has to work with.

“We talk from time to time and the [job status] subject comes up. I’m not trying to avoid the topic. It’s status quo. You go through a tough week and people like to immediately jump to conclusions and start discussing a doomsday scenario. A good first week isn’t necessarily any more of an indication than a bad fourth week.”

Since taking over as manager of the Mets in 2011, Collins has led them to 162 wins and 188 losses (.463).

  1. thebadguyswon - May 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    As long as he’s not there next year.

  2. chill1184 - May 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Nice to have management who doesnt give a damm what the media thinks

    • Old Gator - May 3, 2013 at 10:39 PM

      Nice to have Wilpoons who seem bewildered by won and lost stats.

  3. Old Gator - May 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Ahh, that dreaded vote of confidence.

  4. mazblast - May 4, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    For a Mets manager, .463 isn’t bad.

    As I’ve said before, the guy doesn’t have much with which to work, with ownership that won’t spend and below-par minor league talent thanks to the incompetence of the regime before the current GM. That doesn’t mean he’s much good, but as a caretaker manager of a team that has little hope of contending, he’s as good as anyone.

  5. randygnyc - May 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    The curse of Willie Randolph continues.

    • thebadguyswon - May 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM

      Notice how many managerial jobs will has had since.

  6. arrooo - May 4, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    We want Wally!

    • thebadguyswon - May 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      Be careful, the Collins lovers will thumb you down to oblivion. They rely on the “he doesn’t have anything to work with” excuse that losers use.

      • blugold94 - May 4, 2013 at 4:55 PM

        and you are a winner? Please tell us what you have done?

    • mavix27 - May 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Agreed. Living in Vegas allows me to see Wally Ball and what he does in Triple A. Hoping he gets his chance.

  7. DonRSD - May 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Viva Ozzie Guillen!!

  8. kev86 - May 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Alderson is smarter than anyone in the media. Nice to see him call them idiots is professional language from time to time.

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