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Sandy Alderson won't comment on Terry Collins' Mets future

Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets

Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets looks on against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Credit: Jim McIsaac

General manager Sandy Alderson views the Mets' season in two distinct parts. The first featured a challenged roster hanging on for relevance. The second involves a lineup infused by a flurry of additions at the deadline.

In both cases, Alderson said manager Terry Collins has done "an excellent job."

Still, the GM avoided making any declarations about the manager's future with the team.

"I think Terry's done an excellent job during both phases of the season," Alderson said. "We'll address that issue at the end of the year."

Collins entered the season a lame duck, with the Mets holding a team option for 2016.

Collins, 66, has clinched his first winning season in five years at the helm with the Mets.

At 84 wins, Collins is one win short of tying his highest managerial total for a season, when he guided the 1998 Angels to an 85-77 mark and a second-place finish in the AL West.

This season, even after the injury-riddled Mets squandered their lead in the NL East against the Nationals, they never dipped below 4 1/2 games out of first place.

The Mets eventually got healthy -- and got some help -- leading to a resurgence following the July 31 trade deadline.

"It's been two different seasons," Alderson said. "You know, keeping things together in the first half of the season and then utilizing greater resources in the second half of the season, I think the record speaks to his success in doing that."

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