Also, "He truly does not believe in change for the sake of change, and speaks often of the risks of that approach," explains Martino on his blog. "This GM feels that a team can make itself worse, if its decisions are guided by emotion or narrative, rather than cold logic."
In Alderson's view, his manager's top responsibility is to keep his roster playing hard and teaching them how to be big-league ballplayers, which he is doing, the GM recently told columnist Joel Sherman (NY Post, June 10).
Last week, Mets ownership told Collins his job is safe, despite speculation that he could be on the hot seat, a baseball source said Friday (Newsday, June 14). Similarly, Alderson met with Collins earlier that week and told him the same.
Collins is in the first year of a recently signed two-year contract with an option for 2016.