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Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets smiles as he walks off the mound. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Off 2014 And Looking Ahead: ‘We’re Very, Very Close’

New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.

09/29/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets’ Low Standards Are Why Alderson, Collins Get To Keep Jobs

As far as Sandy Alderson returning goes, the media and the masses seem largely simpatico. But perhaps that speaks to the relaxed expectations we have for the Mets, where mediocrity is a victory. As long as they aren’t rancid, we see progress.

09/24/2014

Sandy Alderson (L) and Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mets Officially Announce Alderson Extension, Confirm Collins’ Return

Sandy Alderson is sticking with the New York Mets — and he might have some more money to throw around.

09/23/2014

The Mets might have to make room for Wally Backman in the dugout in 2015. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Report: Wally Backman Could Stick With Mets For 2015

The Mets are keeping their front office intact, and manager Terry Collins is expected to return next season. Then there’s the case of fan favorite Wally Backman.

09/23/2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Heyman: Mets To Give GM Sandy Alderson 3-Year Extension

According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the general manager is getting a three-year extension from the Mets that will run through 2017.

09/22/2014

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Matt Harvey Hits 95 MPH In ‘Impressive’ Final Throwing Session

Mets manager Terry Collins could hardly contain his excitement, saying the club tried to keep Harvey at about 80 percent effort, and the All-Star still looked “very, very good.”

09/16/2014

Mets outfielders Juan Lagares, left, and Curtis Granderson watch a two-run homer by San Francisco’s  Buster Posey land over the fence at Citi Field on Aug. 3, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Mulling Another Round Of Moving In The Fences At Citi Field

The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.

09/10/2014

David Wright (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

David Wright Left With ‘Sour Taste’ After Shoulder Injury Ends Season

General manager Sandy Alderson, though, defended Wright’s performance in a down year: “David did what captains do. He persevered, he gutted it out.”

09/10/2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Sandy Alderson: Ability To Spend On Free Agents Will Be ‘Prohibitive’

“It’s gonna be prohibitive, but improving a team isn’t always a function of just dollars spent,” general manager Sandy Alderson said.

09/09/2014

Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets celebrates his ninth-inning game-winning sacrifice fly against the Colorado Rockies with teammates Juan Lagares #12 and Matt den Dekker #6 at Citi Field on September 8, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Sandy On Wilmer, Herrera, Noah And More

The general manager dishes on Wilmer Flores’ potential, why Noah Syndergaard wasn’t called up, what to do with Dilson Herrera when Daniel Murphy returns and much, much more.

09/09/2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Alderson Hints That Internal Options Might Be Answers In Left Field, Shortstop

“We’ve got to assess what we have before we start going out and canvasing the free-agent market,” the GM said. “Free agents aren’t always the solution.”

09/05/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a single during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on August 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Palladino: August Numbers Emphasize Mets’ Need For Castro Or Stanton

This lineup has got to go, at all costs. Guys like Castro and Stanton have got to be looking like attractive targets right now, regardless of money or the talent outlay to get them.

08/20/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Do The Right Thing And Get Terry Collins Some Big Bats

Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.

08/15/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

To Mets’ Chagrin, Matt Harvey Shows No Signs Of Slowing Rehab

You can’t stop Matt Harvey. You can only hope to contain him. And so far, the Mets have had a hard time reining in the ultra-competitive pitcher.

08/14/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey’s Rehab Hits Speed Bump Due To Hefner Setback

General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey and the team will talk “over the next week or so” about cutting back on his work, possibly limiting him to bullpen sessions.

08/13/2014

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