Terry Collins’ Job Appears To Be Safe

There’s “no chance” the Mets will make manager Terry Collins a scapegoat for the team’s disappointing second half and fire him this offseason or before the regular season ends, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. An extension is possible for Collins, who’s under contract through 2013.

Mets officials would like to finish ahead of the Phillies and Marlins in the NL East standings to build a positive perception of the 2012 season, Puma writes. Interest in extending Collins will depend in part on the way the team plays between now and the end of the season. 

The Mets now occupy fourth place in their division with a 59-69 record, but they're 13-29 since the All-Star break. They have played to a 136-154 record in two years under the 63-year-old Collins. It wasn’t until late last September that the Mets exercised his 2013 option.


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  1. diehardmets 3 years ago

    Well, at least that’s one thing they got right. He’s done a fantastic job with the crap team the coupons have given him

  2. jigokusabre 3 years ago

    Considering that no one expected them to have a good first half I don’t see why they would be upset with a bad second half…

    • icedrake523 3 years ago

      They aren’t having a bad second half, they’re having a horrendous second half. They came out of the All-Star losing 5 straight games, and then 6 straight, overall starting the second half 3-13. Before this weekend, they had just won 2 home games over a month span.

      • halflink123 3 years ago

        Yes I agree, I’ve always thought they should’ve gutted the team 2 years ago and started a head to toe rebuilding process ala the Cubs

  3. I love Terry Collins. Its not his fault that he has to put out a lineup every night from a selection of clowns. Its not his fault either that he has to pick his poison every single night when he has to make a pitching change.

    Their play since the AS Break has been hideous but overall their record is actually better than people expected them to be. A lot of “analysts” pegged this team for 100 losses

  4. Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

    Terry Collins has done a very good job as manager. How could they fire him? It simply wouldn’t be right! However, Alderson deserves some grief for the bullpen he put together, but overall he did a decent job as well.
    No, what really hurt the Mets was their starting pitching, most are on the DL. Had they stayed healthy, they probable would still be above .500.

    • diehardmets 3 years ago

      Wrong. Their starting pitching has been fantastic throughout the season. It’s the offense that has ruined the Mets.

  5. Loody 3 years ago

    Agree with all the posters that Collins has done a fine job as manager of the Mets considering what he has had to work with. The players appear to love playing for him and I personally have no issue with him managing this club.

    • halflink123 3 years ago

      Didn’t you read Moneyball? It’s all about the players on the field

  6. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    He has done a fine job as Mets manager. He shows fire when he needs to, he’s cried from time to time as well, and he isn’t afraid to be reserved when he needs to or speak his mind when the situation arises. Definitely needs another go for another year. So long as he doesn’t become ok/complacent with the Met when they put forward bad efforts.

  7. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    The problem is that The NY Mets need some cash flow. They need an ownership group like what The Dodgers have. I would get rid of Outfielder Jason Bay, and build a better farm system. Money wins.. The Mets need a new owner.

    • stl_cards16 3 years ago

      In that case, 90% of the league “needs” an ownership group like the Dodgers have.

      • dc21892 3 years ago

        Couldn’t have said it better myself. It’s easy to say people need ownership like the Dodgers because they were agressive early, but it’s too early to judge.

        • halflink123 3 years ago

          Yes agree. That deal has a high probability of destroying their financial flexibility in the fuure, ironically enough

  8. FamiliaTerritory 3 years ago

    Good, because the only one that needs to go is Dan Warthen. He has done a horrible job as pitching coach since 2009. He has ruined TWO arms in that time frame and I don’t want him anywhere near our kids (I.E. Harvey, Wheeler) in the future.

  9. icedrake523 3 years ago

    Their record wasn’t pre-determined at the start of the season. Once they played well and got 8 games over, they raised expectations. Then they start the second half 3-13 and had no major injuries to excuse them of it. The team just started playing poorly. And it’s been stuff like mental lapses and poor fundamentals, types of things that shouldn’t be happening. I was at a game a week ago and no one went to cover home in a run down. It’s this type of thing that is irritating to fans. Terry Collins was hired b/c he was supposed to keep the team fundamentally sound and hold players accountable. That’s not been the case this year. This is already the second year in which the team has had a very poor second half. It’s not a trend you want to see when they had seasons like 2007 and 2008. If it happens again under Collins when the team is in a real playoff race, then it’s time to start heating up his seat.

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