After seven years as the Mets’ manager, Terry Collins‘ time in New York is likely coming to an end
A new report by the New York Daily News’ Kristie Ackert says the organization is expecting the 68-year-old skipper to retire when the Mets’ season comes to a close. While Collins himself has not specifically confirmed the rumor, it makes sense.
Collins signed a two-year extension after taking the Mets to the World Series in 2015, and is unlikely to get another contract after this horrid season. While it’s tough to blame Collins for the ridiculous amount of injuries the Mets suffered in 2017, at some point a change is needed to infuse new blood into the team to hopefully get them back on track for 2018.
Even if TC himself doesn’t want to retire, the Mets’ brass could force his hand a bit by not offering him a new extension. Let’s not forget, general manager Sandy Alderson is also without a contract for next season so far too, so there’s a chance we see an overhaul of both GM and manager.
If Alderson goes, that would be a for sure sign Collins is out as well. A new GM that takes over would want control of who’s leading the team, and would likely make it a requisite of taking the job regardless of how much the Wilpons may love Collins.
In terms of who could take his place, that’s another debate and one we will likely be having a lot this winter. We have our own ideas about who could be next to take command of the Mets, and we even included a certain injured third baseman that is adored by fans in that group. We know, we know. He’s not interested in managing, but it would still be great. Let us dream.
The Mets start their final homestand of the season on Friday against the Nationals. The season has only 10 games left, and they could be Collins’ last with the team.