Sandy Alderson has no plans to make a change at manager this season, but Terry Collins hopes to back in 2017, the two men told reporters during the last week.
Latest Update (Tues., Aug. 23):
8:40 am: Terry Collins wants to return as manager of the Mets in 2017, he told Newsday's Marc Carig.
"If I'm back - and hopefully I am - I'll go after it the same way," said Collins, who has one year left on his contract. "And if I'm not, I will say thanks a million for the fun, great relationships, and I'm going to walk away with a smile on my face."
Alderson has no plans to make a change at manager, despite the team's poor play one year after reaching the World Series, he told two reporters in San Francisco during mid-August.
"I don't expect any change," Alderson told Carig. "The short answer is he is staying, because we think that it's in the best interest of the organization."
"There are no present plans to make any changes," he also told ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.
Aug. 19: First of all, Sandy is always smart to talk in the present, and the above quotes are no different. However, while he can say whatever he has to say today, no one will convince me Terry's job isn't on the line. It has to be. And, frankly, it better be. I don't expect anyone to get fired during the season, no matter how had things get. But, if the Mets fail to get to the postseason a year after making the World Series, I think it's very possible Collins is replaced, despite what Sandy is saying right now >> Read more.