If actions speak louder than words, then the New York Mets' front office and Mets fans should not be overly impressed with the job that Terry Collins has done.
Yes, he was not been dealt a very talented team, but Buck Showalter and Joe Maddon have gotten the most out of their mildly talented squads.
Do I think he should be dealt the axe and blamed for their penchant for second-half collapses? No, because he operates professionally and seems to genuinely care about the performance of the team.
On the flip side, in a performance-based industry such as baseball, more credence should be put into success and the Mets have not played well during his tenure.
It is looking like this season will be similar to last season's 77-win debacle, which puts some pressure on Collins to lead the team to an improvement next season.
In the event that Collins does not please the front office, here are 10 candidates that could potentially replace him.
Note: The only report regarding the status of Terry Collins' job stated that he is safe (via New York Post)