The New York Mets are free falling to the type of disappointing record that most people expected them to have this season. With six straight losses and only the lowly Philadelphia Phillies keeping them from last place in the National League East, it is natural that the status of manager Terry Collins would be called into question.
So is Collins on the hot seat? Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says no, and that Collins’ job is safe for the remainder of the 2014 season:
My sense is the Mets, who begin a critical homestand Tuesday night against National League Central-leading Milwaukee, would rather keep Terry Collins at least through the duration of the 2014 season. Likewise, I don’t see the Mets players quitting on Collins. If anything, they’re trying too hard to alleviate the pressure.
The Mets just recently signed Collins to a two-year extension, though that would hardly deter them if they felt a change was necessary this summer. Nonetheless, that move does seem to signal their faith in him as a manager. That faith is not misplaced, not unless the front office has some reason to find fault with Collins on the poor construction of their current roster.
Things don’t get any easier for the Mets this week as they try to stop their skid against the first place Milwaukee Brewers. If you’re looking for a silver lining in the Big Apple, there is a 50 Cent concert after the game on June 14th. So that’s something, right?