Mets Extend General Manager Sandy Alderson’s Contract
Manager Terry Collins Will Return In 2015
The New York Mets yesterday announced the club has signed General Manager Sandy Alderson to a contract extension that will run through 2017. “We are excited about the direction the team is headed and look forward to Sandy continuing his efforts to build the Mets into a postseason contender,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. “Sandy and his staff have built our minor league system into one of the best in baseball, and will continue to balance player development along with making key additions that will help us reach our goals.”
“I deeply appreciate the opportunity to continue what we have started,” said Alderson. “There have been positives this season, but there is still a lot of work to do.”
Alderson, who joined the Mets on October 29, 2010, announced that Manager Terry Collins will return for the 2015 season.
“Terry Collins has done an excellent job for us this season,” said Alderson. “The team has played hard throughout the year and this is a reflection of Terry’s energy and his passion for the game and for the Mets. We look forward to his leadership again next season.”
Prior to joining the Mets, Alderson served as a special consultant to Baseball’s Commissioner for Latin America. He worked as the CEO with the San Diego Padres from April, 2005-March, 2009, leading the team to back-to-back playoff appearances (2005-2006). From 1998-2005, he was Major League Baseball’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. Alderson was the architect of the Oakland Athletics that won three consecutive American League pennants from 1988-1990 and the 1989 World Series.
Collins was named the 20th manager in franchise history on November 23, 2010. Under his leadership the Mets have won 76 games with six games remaining this year, the most since 2011 when they won 77. The Mets are 301-341 under Collins. He managed previously in Houston (1994-1996) and Anaheim (1997-1999).