Heyman says the team plans to bring Collins back if the Mets "remain on their steady path of improvement, avoiding anything close to a collapse over the final 42 games."
Collins' contract with the Mets runs through the 2015 season, with a club option for 2016.
The Mets averaged 75 wins over Collins' first three seasons. They are on pace for 77 wins this year.
- Dan Gartland