Terry Collins’ contract situation will be addressed at the end of the year

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Terry Collins has guided the Mets to a 72-58 record and a 5 1/2 game lead over the Nationals for first place in the National League East.

He is arguably lining himself up for Manager of the Year in the National League, and his candidacy could be that much greater should he win the National League East in 2015.

But Collins is managing a first place Mets team without a contract for next season, and that situation has grown no clearer with each passing day.

On Monday morning at an event in Fort Hamilton, Sandy Alderson clarified Collins’ situation, stating the club will not address the possibility of a new contract for the fifth-year manager until the conclusion of the 2015 season.

Collins said in early August he is not focused on his future with the club. Instead, he’s just enjoying his club’s winning ways in 2015.

“I don’t think about it,” the 66-year-old manager recently told Steven Marcus of Newsday. I think about playing golf in November. That’s the only thing on my mind right now.”

The Mets are 376-402 in almost five years under Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins.

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