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Mets unlikely to retain Terry Collins

Collins’ deal expires after this season.

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

People around the Mets "all seem to be assuming there’s no way" the club will retain manager Terry Collins past this season, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman.

Collins, 68, has led the Mets to a 55-70 record so far this season, though the club’s struggles can largely be attributed to the many injuries its key players have suffered. Regardless, Heyman reports that Collins’ job is very much in jeopardy when his contract expires after the season.

According to Heyman, no one with the Mets has commented on Collins’ status at all, which could be a bad sign for the skipper. The club has not addressed Collins’ future with him, either.

Collins, who took over the Mets before the 2011 season, is the longest-tenured manager in Mets history. The club has suffered two straight disappointing seasons under his watch after reaching the World Series in 2015.

Heyman lists Mets bench coach Dickie Scott and Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren as speculative replacements, though it’s unclear if New York would actually target either of them.