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Mets GM Sandy Alderson on manager Terry Collins: He has done an 'outstanding job'

(Richard Schultz/Getty Images) Terry Collins has a 243-280 record in his three plus seasons with the New York Mets. (Richard Schultz/Getty Images)

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that his manager Terry Collins is doing an "outstanding job," even though Collins has yet to post a winning record in more than three seasons with the team.

The Mets even gave Collins a contract extension during this past offseason. Collins took over the team in 2011, and has led the team to 77, 74, and 74 victories, respectively.

"Terry has done an outstanding job," Alderson said, via The Star-Ledger. "First and foremost he keeps our players motivated. We talk a lot about the fact that it’s a long season and getting the most out of our players is probably the most important leadership that a manager faces. We all disagree from time to time on field strategy. That happens. I’m sure it happens with fans, it happens with everyone. And it happens with me. We talk about it from time to time. But those are incidental — those are from time to time. Those are more about educating me and others and just talking about things. It happens. It’s human nature."

This season, the Mets are 18-19 and still in the thick of the National League East race.

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