The New York Mets appear to be keeping general manager Sandy Alderson and field manager Terry Collins around for 2015, as the club is likely to make an announcement regarding their status at season's end, per Andy Martino of the New York Daily News. Collins is already locked up through next season, though the team is expected to announce his return. The club also holds an option on Alderson for next season, but it is not guaranteed. Martino reports that it is more likely Alderson is extended than the team just exercising his one-year option.
Both Alderson and Collins joined the Mets organization prior to the 2011 season, and though success on the field has been limited, the franchise is clearly in a much better place talent-wise than it was three years ago. Overall, the team has gone 297-339 under the pair's leadership.
Alderson, particularly, has been hamstrung by the Mets' constant ownership woes and the lack of available funds, though he has still managed to make a number of generally favorable moves such as trading away R.A. Dickey, which netted the franchise a solid coup that includes their catcher of the future (Travis d'Arnaud) and a potential top-tier pitcher (Noah Syndergaard).
The Mets should enter next season with a decent chance of contending for at least a Wild Card spot, and could wind up being a popular sleeper pick for next year. The club will finally get Matt Harvey back from Tommy John, adding to an already strong and extremely deep rotation. The Mets should also benefit from continued development from d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, and Dilson Herrera, as well as a healthy David Wright.