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Terry Collins and the Mets are talking contract

Sep 23, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York Reuters

It’s been assumed for a while now that the Mets would bring back Terry Collins as manager next season and sure enough Ken Rosenthal of reports that the two sides are engaged in contract talks.

According to Rosenthal general manager Sandy Alderson is traveling with the team in Cincinnati and is expected to meet with Collins to hammer out the details.

Collins has a 222-257 (.463) record in three seasons as Mets manager, including 71-84 this year. Alderson has previously stressed that the front office’s evaluation of Collins extended beyond wins and losses, and certainly the roster he’s been working with was never particularly impressive even before being wrecked by injuries this season.

  1. whitdog23 - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    manish meta toast didn’t break this scoop??

  2. rickdobrydney - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    I guess he did as well as anyone could for that sad-sack organization —–

  3. chill1184 - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM


  4. crackersnap - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    What does this mean for Wally Backman? We are about to enter the Fire Manager season, and I would guess at least one club will be making a call to the Mets organization asking to talk to their heir apparent. How long can they keep stalling?

    • mybrunoblog - Sep 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      Backman has never been the “heir apparent”. The Mets brought him in to appease the fanbase. Sandy Alderson has no use for Backman and as long as he is the GM, Backman will wither on the vine in the bush leagues.

  5. rickdobrydney - Sep 23, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    You mean Wally “flip out at a minor league game and make a complete ass of himself on YouTube” Backman ?? The Mets DESERVE that clown—–

    • ptfu - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      You can still be a successful major league manager even if you flip out and make an ass of yourself. Earl Weaver and Lou Piniella come to mind. I’ll bet nearly every manager has had a meltdown at some point.

  6. thebadguyswon - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Collins is an idiot. Meh is right.

  7. fissels - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Terry has done as good a job as anyone could have with that roster. If I were him I’d be looking to get out.

    • thebadguyswon - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      No he hasn’t. He plays favorites and starts guys like Mike Baxter and Justin Turner, who wouldn’t even be rostered on any team other than maybe Houston or Miami. His bullpen managment is awful and he has thrown players under the bus in the media. He’s terrible. If you followed the Mets you’d understand. For the Mets fans that like him, they have learned to accept and even welcome mediocrity.

  8. giantssb42champs - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    He’s done ok considering the bag of garbage of a team he’s been handed.

    • thebadguyswon - Sep 23, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      Phew….I’m sure glad fans of other teams think my team’s manager is adequate.

  9. sdelmonte - Sep 24, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    I think he’s done a good job. Not a great job, especially given the bullpen, but a good one working with the younger players. My biggest concern is with communication between him and Alderson.

    But I work under the assumption that Sandy, as godfather of Moneyball, considers the manager to be a fairly minor cog in the system. Collins is well suited to the role he’s assigned at the moment. The big question will come in two or three years when the team is ready to take the next step. Though Collins might be ready to retire by that point.

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