The New York Mets will be agreeing upon a three-year contract extension with general manager Sandy Alderson, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. The team will also be retaining manager Terry Collins in 2015, as ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Alderson's extension will kick in next season and go through 2017.
In an otherwise expected turn of events, the Mets have decided to keep two vital members of their management as they continue their rebuilding process next season. Alderson and Collins were never candidates to be fired, as reports said earlier, but now they finally have some real security heading into the offseason. The Mets will announce both these decisions following the season.
The Mets are looking to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2006 and post a winning record for the first time since 2008. They could still do the latter this year, however, but they would have to win their final six games in a row. We have seen massive improvement in this team, and while record does not quite show it yet, they could make a real step forward in 2015.
Alderson and Collins were both hired following the 2010 season and have made relentless efforts to bring this team back to the postseason. Next year could be the year, though, as Matt Harvey returns from Tommy John surgery, and prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero become closer to Major League ready. Plus, Jacob deGrom, likely to be the National League Rookie of the Year this year, will get his first full season of action in New York. The Mets could be pretty darn in 2015, likely the make-or-break year for both Alderson and Collins.