The New York Mets are 7.5 games out of the Wild Card in the National League, but there isn’t a lot of hope that the team will be able to turn things around.
That being said, the final six weeks of the season very well could produce the first trip to the postseason in the Terry Collins era as manager of the Mets, but it could also lead to his demise as well.
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets may not have made a decision on the future of Collins at the moment, but the next six weeks will be crucial to determine if Collins is back in 2015 to manage the Mets.
Yes, if his 2015 status had to be announced today, then there would be a slight lean — emphasis on slight — to bring him back. But the decision is not being made today and the decision-makers and the decision remain in flux. Even Collins says the next 6 ¹/₂ weeks will resolve whether he is back in the Mets dugout next year.
Collins hasn’t had the best of runs in Queens as the Mets have struggled to be anything close to relevant and that’s come at a time when even the mighty Yankees over in the Bronx are struggling themselves. New York is still in the hunt for the postseason, but the final six weeks of the season could be critical for the job security of more than just Collins on the bench.
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