New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says there are no plans at the current time to fire manager Terry Collins.
Collins made the comment to ESPN.com after the Mets were beaten 10–7 by the San Francisco Giants, their seventh loss in the last 10 games.
“Do I ever make any statement unequivocally?” Alderson said. “There are no present plans to make any changes.”
The Mets, the reigning National League Champions, are 60–61 this season, 11.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East. Their second straight loss puts New York 4.5 games behind the NL’s second wild card with 41 games remaining in the regular season.
Injuries have derailed the Mets this season, but they expect outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera back in the lineup this weekend.
“We all have an expectation of winning. None of us uses injuries as an excuse,” Alderson said. “That’s true inside the organization. That’s true for our fans, as well. That’s why I understand the frustration.”
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