Report: Mets Manager Terry Collins Safe For Now
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mets manager Terry Collins isn’t on the hot seat, according to the New York Daily News.
At least not yet.
Collins continues to have plenty of supporters at the top of the ranks, including ownership and others in the front office, the Daily News reported.
The Mets have lost seven of 10 games. A six-game slide has dropped them to 28-35 on the season, good — or not-so-good — for fourth in the weak NL East.
And it may not get any better. New York begins a six-game homestand Tuesday, where they’ve gone 13-17 and have struggled to put runs on the board.
Collins is 253-296 in three-plus seasons with New York. But he hasn’t had much to work with as the franchise has been hesitant to spend like a major-market team since the Bernie Madoff mess. General manager Sandy Alderson brought in slugger Curtis Granderson this offseason to pair with David Wright in the lineup, but otherwise it’s been a collection of stop-gap contracts and hyped — some would say overhyped — prospects, like catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was recently demoted.
A team source told the Daily News that it’s “really hard” to get young players up to speed and win “at the same time.”
Hitting coach Dave Hudgens was fired last month.
“Trust me, at this point with how badly we’ve played and how poorly I have played over the last week, I am just worried about going up there and trying to get hits,” Wright told the New York Post regarding a potential change at manager.
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