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    Mets’ Sandy Alderson likely to return, Terry Collins less so

    As the Mets finish limping towards the end of a frustrating, painful season—one that both general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins entered in the final season of their contracts—thoughts inevitably turn towards the future, or lack thereof, of current management. Conventional wisdom has held that Alderson would return, and recent reports seem to hew to that, indicating that he will be back “running the team.” Whether that means he will continue in the role of he has held since after the completion of the 2010 season or move up in the organization and promote someone else to the GM spot seems slightly less clear.

    Meanwhile, the future of the longest-tenured manager in franchise history seems far less certain. Speculation since the end of 2016 has been that Collins would retire after this season, though he indicated this week that he has not yet made that decision.

    The Mets may well be hoping he makes that choice and takes the decision out of their hands, given the lengthy list of candidates already being bandied about. Former Mets and current Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren—whose name has cropped up elsewhere—might have to be considered an early front-runner if Collins departs. Other names speculated upon today include A’s third-base coach Chip Hale and current Mets bench coach Dick Scott. In any event, any Collins replacement should be expected to be “more technologically savvy and more fluent in analytical and sabermetrics,” per Kristie Ackert’s report in the Daily News, and far less likely to use the expression “cripes!”
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    Not surprised. I wonder who manages next year?

    Guys like Bob Geren and Dick Scott are probably most likely.

    Jim Tracy, Joe Girardi, and Robin Ventura could be dark horse candidates.

    Tony Peña, Manny Acta, Wakamatsu, Scioscia, Roenicke and Bobby Valentine are the unlikely choices.

    I would prefer an out of the box move, Geren or Scott would be a boring move.

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    It'll be difficult to find a worse manager than we've had the last few years so that's good news.

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    SNY is reporting that the Mets expect Terry to retire at the end of the season. To me it sounds as if the Mets want to make it sound like it's Terry's choice. And the thing is, it's time.


    https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/report-...ason/255408474
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanofclendennon View Post
    SNY is reporting that the Mets expect Terry to retire at the end of the season. To me it sounds as if the Mets want to make it sound like it's Terry's choice. And the thing is, it's time.


    https://www.sny.tv/mets/news/report-...ason/255408474
    Just saw this line:

    Ackert mentions former Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren, A's third-base coach Chip Hale, current Mets bench coach Dick Scott, and hitting coach Kevin Long as possible replacements.
    Those are the types of names that will bring a lot of excitement back to Flushing......
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    I'm tired of the in house ********. In what world does the hitting coach become a manager?

    Clearly the philosophy that's been going on in the organization hasn't been working so how do we fix it? Hire a manager with the same exact philosophy. Genius.

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    I rather Lopez get a shot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Not surprised. I wonder who manages next year?

    Guys like Bob Geren and Dick Scott are probably most likely.

    Jim Tracy, Joe Girardi, and Robin Ventura could be dark horse candidates.

    Tony Peña, Manny Acta, Wakamatsu, Scioscia, Roenicke and Bobby Valentine are the unlikely choices.

    I would prefer an out of the box move, Geren or Scott would be a boring move.
    Wait, is there talk of letting Girardi go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGamer81 View Post
    Wait, is there talk of letting Girardi go?
    Isn't his contract up? Who knows if the Yankees bring him back.

    Mattingly is another guy I would look into, new Marlins ownership might be willing to trade his rights for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Isn't his contract up? Who knows if the Yankees bring him back.

    Mattingly is another guy I would look into, new Marlins ownership might be willing to trade his rights for nothing.
    No matter who we hire, eventually everyone will say he's the worst one we've ever had. (Except Dug, who will probably rank whoever it is 2nd all-time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGamer81 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Isn't his contract up? Who knows if the Yankees bring him back.

    Mattingly is another guy I would look into, new Marlins ownership might be willing to trade his rights for nothing.
    No matter who we hire, eventually everyone will say he's the worst one we've ever had. (Except Dug, who will probably rank whoever it is 2nd all-time)
    FoC concurs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    I rather Lopez get a shot.


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    He's the right guy, but not the politically correct choice.

    I just don't see it happening. Too bad, he knows all the young players.

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    It's too bad SA is firmly entrenched with the Wilpons. He's the guy that needs to be replaced.

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    Apparently, the Mets want a guy like Mike Matheny - somebody who can relay information from the front office to players and making it work - a sabremetric enthusiast if you will.

    Shouldn't we build our team on sabremetrics then? What good is a guy to relay that information if we have players that would be any sabremetricians nightmare? Lol.

    If Sandy sincerely means that, he will invest heavily in defense and OPS next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Not surprised. I wonder who manages next year?

    Guys like Bob Geren and Dick Scott are probably most likely.

    Jim Tracy, Joe Girardi, and Robin Ventura could be dark horse candidates.

    Tony Peña, Manny Acta, Wakamatsu, Scioscia, Roenicke and Bobby Valentine are the unlikely choices.

    I would prefer an out of the box move, Geren or Scott would be a boring move.
    I heard Chicago Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez name thrown into the mix.

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