Mets Tell Collins To Readjust Goals; Finish Ahead Of Marlins and Phillies To Create Good Vibes

A club source told Mike Puma of the New York Post. that there is “no chance” the Mets manager will become a scapegoat for the team’s second-half collapse and be fired this offseason or before the season concludes.

Don’t be surprised if a potential Collins contract extension is tied to how the Mets finish this season.

The source said team brass has a goal for the Mets over these final 34 games: Finish third in the NL East, ahead of the Phillies and Marlins, to help create a more positive perception of the franchise heading to the winter.

“It doesn’t seem like a big thing, but there should be some pride there,” the source said.

Looks like Collins’ job is safe for now…

But doesn’t it seem a little too late to be setting setting goals for the 2012 season?

And what an ambitious goal it is…

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