The Mets announced on Tuesday that the team has extended Sandy Alderson through 2017 and that Terry Collins will be back next season. The Mets sure know how to reward mediocrity.
In a news release, everybody kissed everybody’s respective ass.
“We are excited about the direction the team is headed and look forward to Sandy continuing his efforts to build the Mets into a postseason contender,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. “Sandy and his staff have built our minor league system into one of the best in baseball, and will continue to balance player development along with making key additions that will help us reach our goals.”
“I deeply appreciate the opportunity to continue what we have started,” said Alderson. “There have been positives this season, but there is still a lot of work to do.”
“Terry Collins has done an excellent job for us this season,” said Alderson. “The team has played hard throughout the year and this is a reflection of Terry’s energy and his passion for the game and for the Mets. We look forward to his leadership again next season.”
Going into Tuesday’s game the Mets are a collective 40 games under .500 in the nearly four complete years under Alderson/Collins, finishing a combined 86.5 games out of first place. They took over a team that won 79 games in 2010 and proceeded to get worse. This year the Mets have finally won more games than they had the previous season. They will have to split their final six games just to equal 2010’s win total.
Yes, this record certainly warrants job extensions for all.