Collins expecting to see 'similar faces' after Deadline

Collins expecting to see 'similar faces' after Deadline

NEW YORK -- Count manager Terry Collins among those not anticipating sweeping changes before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Two days after general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "unlikely" to make any moves prior to the Deadline, Collins said he plans to continue focusing on "who we have and what we have" -- and nothing else.

"Right now, I'm not caught up in it," Collins said Wednesday afternoon. "I'm really not. I look at our team, our clubhouse, I'm going to see a lot of similar faces when we come in here on Friday. I don't see a lot of movement. I'm not caught up in anything."

Most rumors regarding the Mets have centered around Troy Tulowitzki, the Rockies' four-time All-Star shortstop who may or may not be available at the Deadline. Despite the Mets' need for an offensive upgrade at shortstop or left field, Alderson recently downplayed the Mets' willingness to dip into their sizable stable of pitching prospects. The GM also said he would prefer not to trade away a veteran such as Bartolo Colon or Daniel Murphy for prospects.

With no other glaring areas of need on their roster, the Mets are therefore most likely to stand pat prior to Thursday's 4 p.m. ET Deadline.

"Due to all the programming now that goes on where you've got exclusive baseball channels talking about possible trades and who can use what, those are the sorts of things everybody knows," Collins said. "We could use pieces. They could use pieces. Everybody knows there are certain guys out there. As we'll find out in my opinion, there will be less movement than everybody thinks here in the next 30 hours."

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. Tim Healey is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.