Friday August 19th, 2016

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says there are no plans at the current time to fire manager Terry Collins, despite his team's sub-500 record.

Alderson made the comment to ESPN after the Mets were beaten, 10–7, by the San Francisco Giants, their seventh loss in the last 10 games.

"Do I ever make any statement unequivocally?" Alderson said. "There are no present plans to make any changes."

The reigning National League Champions are 60–61 this season, 11.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East. Their second straight loss puts New York 4.5 games out of the NL's second wild-card spot with 41 games remaining in the regular season.

Injuries have derailed the Mets this season, but they expect outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera back in the lineup this weekend.

"We all have an expectation of winning. None of us uses injuries as an excuse," Alderson said. "That's true inside the organization. That's true for our fans, as well. That's why I understand the frustration."

- Scooby Axson

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