Sources: Terry Collins likely to return

Updated: August 13, 2014, 6:36 PM ET
By Danny Knobler | Special to

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets may not reach their goal of making September meaningful, or even of finishing with their first winning record since 2008, but it appears that they could make enough progress to save manager Terry Collins' job for at least another year.

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Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY SportsTerry Collins has a 282-324 record in his four seasons as Mets manager.

Baseball sources confirmed to that, at this point, the Mets aren't headed for a managerial change. Collins' contract runs through the 2015 season. had first reported that Collins is "likely" to return. The Mets declined to comment, and general manager Sandy Alderson did not make himself available to answer questions.

The Mets entered play Wednesday with a 57-63 record that is just one game better than last year's 120-game mark and the same as 2012.

There is a sense that the organization is moving in the right direction, and also that some of the young players have responded to Collins' leadership.

Collins, who has been the Mets manager since 2011, continues to talk as if he believes the Mets remain in the playoff race.

"I think September's going to mean something," Collins said as the Mets head into a series against the first-place Washington Nationals.



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