New York Notes: Collins, Mets, Yankees, McLouth

Here's a look at a couple of items on the Mets and Yankees..

  • Terry Collins will be back to manage the Mets next year despite the club's second-half slide, people familiar with the situation tell Jon Heyman of  Despite the fact that the Nationals and Braves have won more games at Citi Field than the Mets in the second act of the 2012 season, all of Collins' bosses support him.  It was reported last month that the Mets were prepared to stand behind Collins, though the club had hoped for a third-place finish in the NL East.
  • The only question now appears to be whether Collins is given an extension of a year or two to avoid lame duck status in 2013, Heyman writes.  Wally Backman, currently managing the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, is seen as a possible heir for Collins.
  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that the Yankees offered Nate McLouth a minor league deal after he was released by the Pirates in June.  McLouth instead opted to go with the Orioles as he felt that he had a better shot of reaching the majors.  The outfielder is hitting .279/.350/.418 in 35 games for the O's this year.

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6 Comments on "New York Notes: Collins, Mets, Yankees, McLouth"

Shane McMahon
2 years 11 months ago

McLouth made the right choice.

2 years 11 months ago

The nationals and braves have more wins at citifield than the mets do….. thats actually really funny/sad.

2 years 11 months ago

Was thinking the same

2 years 11 months ago

The Rockies have just as many wins (4) as the Mets in the second half, too. That’s even worse.

2 years 11 months ago

I thought nate would turn it around with the pirates but glad he is playing decent with the o’s. I remember being really excited when the braves traded for him but things went south quick

2 years 11 months ago

If Backman is coaching in the bigs next year, he has to be mic’d every game.