Collins, however, has no guarantees for next season should the Mets decide to go in another direction, particularly if they miss the playoffs despite their 5 1/2-game division lead with 32 games remaining.
Collins is 820-836 over 11 managerial seasons with the Astros, Angels and Mets.
• First baseman Lucas Duda is unlikely to come off the disabled list when he is eligible on Sunday, Collins said. Duda has not swung a bat since landing on the DL last week with a small thoracic disk herniation. Alderson said at the time that he expected Duda to return after 15 days.
• David Wright on Sunday played his 1,510th career game at third base. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wright passed former Yankee Graig Nettles for the most games at that position for any New York team, dating back to 1876.
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