GM reiterates: No extension for Collins

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Terry Collins' contract expires after the upcoming season.

Terry Collins, who is in the final year of a contract, will manage the season as a lame duck, Sandy Alderson reiterated Thursday.

"I think it will only be an issue if Terry makes it an issue or I make it an issue," Alderson said on SNY's Hot Stove Show. "I hope we don't let the media make it an issue, although it's a question that I'm sure will be asked, especially early in spring training.

"But I've talked to Terry. I think he's comfortable with his situation. And I know that whatever happens this season, there will be a fair evaluation at the end."