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GM Says New York Mets Have No Intentions of Firing Collins

The New York Mets season has taken a turn for the worse. The Mets have fallen 3 ½ games behind the first place Washington Nationals in the National League East after going 5-5 over their past 10 games played.

Of late, there have been thoughts that Terry Collins might be fired as the Mets manager. However, Sandy Alderson the general manager of the Mets said the organization has no intentions of firing Collins, despite the team’s current free fall.

New York at one time was 10 games above .500 but is 41-40 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of their three-game series out West on Friday night.

Noah Syndergaard the rookie sensation for the Mets pitched very well allowing a single run and only two hits in six innings.

Syndergaard did not get a decision but the Mets broke a tie in the ninth to win 2-1 on the road.

New York arrived in Los Angeles after being swept by the Chicago Cubs at home. The Mets could score just 1 run over 29 innings in the Chicago series.

Alderson said not everything could be blamed on the manager. He cited injuries to Travis d’Arnaud and Davie Wright as reasons for the recent poor results.

Alderson said the club is a .500 team at the moment and has not been headed in the right direction, but people have been injured for long periods. He added that some young talent has not hit of late and veterans are trying to lead the team back to their winnings ways of earlier this season.

Thus, he said it would be very unfair to put the complete blame on Collins. Collins is with the Mets on this road trip but said it did not have anything to do with the status of Collins.

In his five seasons managing the Mets, Collins has an overall record of 344-384. The Mets have not yet had a winning season under Alderson or Collins.

Alderson stressed that as many as six players have hit below .200 for the past month and that had to turn around.

He said he spoke to the hitting coaches, understands what they are attempting and they said they see progress.

Alderson said that the team might not stick with the players it now has and would look to strengthen the team before the trade deadline at the end of July.

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