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The Mets expect 68-year-old manager Terry Collins to retire at the end of the season, per a report from the Daily News. General manager Sandy Alderson, whose contract will be up at season’s end, will return to the team.
A Jacob deGrom stomach bug is forcing the Mets to shuffle their rotation, pushing the ace’s Friday start back to Sunday. Robert Gsellman will take the hill on Friday, with Matt Harvey going on Saturday.
Improving a miserable bullpen will be a priority for Alderson this offseason.
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Around the Majors
Despite his 23 home runs, Albert Pujols is having a historically bad season for a 37-year-old.
Following the terrifying recent incident at Yankee Stadium, Rob Manfred announced the league is redoubling efforts to expand the use of protective netting in stadiums.
Grant Brisbee shot down all arguments against protective netting.
Yesterday at AA
Robert Wolff covered the Mets futures of Collins and Alderson.
This Date in Mets History
In the final home game of the 1962 season, Ed Kranepool collected his first career hit, an opposite-field double. Only David Wright and Jose Reyes have more hits in a Mets uniform.