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Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins likely to return with Mets in 2015

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To the surprise of very few, it appears as though both general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins will return to the Mets in 2015.

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Andy Martino of the Daily News says that general manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins will both return to their roles with the Mets in 2015. A formal announcement will be made at the conclusion of the season.

The Mets hold an option for Alderson next year, while Collins will be in the final season of the two-year extension he signed in September 2013. It appeared that Alderson was close to signing his own extension last month to stay with the Mets beyond 2015, but nothing official has been announced.

The 66-year-old Mets GM praised his manager on Monday afternoon during a visit to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn.

"I think he’s done a good job. Throughout the season, we’ve had some issues that we’ve had to deal with. He has handled them very well. We have seen the growth of our young players, especially in the pitching area. And we have played well the last—really, if we go back to even before the All-Star break. So he has done an excellent job."

Collins was hired by Alderson shortly after he replaced Omar Minaya as general manager after the 2010 season. The Mets have yet to enjoy a winning record under their guidance, compiling a 297-339 (.467) mark since the start of 2011.