Barring an unexpected late season collapse, Terry Collins will return to manage the Mets in 2015, a source familiar with the situation told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman.
Collins has served as the Mets manager throughout Sandy Alderson’s tenure as GM, having been named to that position in November of 2010. He signed a two year extension at the end of last season, and the team holds an option on him for 2016.
New York is 282-324 under Collins for .465 winning percentage. They won 77 games in 2011 with him at the helm, but have won just 74 games in 2012 and 2013, finishing in fourth and then third place. They are currently 57-64, in fourth place, and nine and a half games out of first in the NL East.
The promise and potential shown by this Met club has reportedly earned Collins the vote of confidence for next season. The progress of Lucas Duda and Jaun Lagares, as well as young pitchers like Jacob deGrom and Jenry Mejia have reflected well on the grisly skipper.
In September of 2011, the Mets picked up the option they held on Collins for the 2013 season in an effort to avoid a lame-duck manager situation in 2012. No word yet on whether or not they will do the same with their 2016 option.
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