Now that manager Terry Collins has signed a new two-year extension, what does the future hold for Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets.
By Aniello Piro
Just three days into their offseason, the New York Mets organization has already made a move.
It was a announced Tuesday that the Mets and manager Terry Collins agreed upon a two year contract extension to have the 66 year old manage the team through the 2017 season.
What does this mean for the future many will ask? Personally speaking, I think the extension of TC provided Mets fans with one thing certain: stability.
Yes stability, something that is so underrated but is so sought after when managerial positions become open.
Terry Collins was faced with a lot of adversity in 2015. From Zack Wheeler going down in the spring; to Travis d’Arnaud’s skids on the DL; the call ups of Syndergaard and Matz; the trade that never was; and the Matt Harvey innings dilemma are just a few big situations the Mets manager Terry Collins faced in 2015. With all the added pressure of having a young team, Collins was successful in 2015.
Collins led the team to their first pennant and world series appearance since the turn of the century, and was rewarded for his handwork and ability to maintain a competitive atmosphere through his rough times as manager.
However, with 2015 and prior in the past the Mets were presented with a choice in which path they wanted to go in a managerial perspective.
Ultimately they decided to go with Terry Collins over someone like Wally Backman.
The move sent a signal to all fans that the Mets want to maintain what they accomplished in 2015. Signing Terry Collins was the first step in that process.
With the extension of Collins the team will now shift their efforts towards which free agents they would like to retain. Once that process is complete they will move towards acquiring new pieces via trade.
The signing of Collins shows that the Mets were comfortable with where they were at last year ,so it now seems unlikely that the team will jump the gun and go after a big named free agent in the winter.
It also seems that the Mets core of young pitching will be staying put.
Now with Collins in control of the team through 2017 it seems likely that the Mets will not see much change until after the 2017 season.
Hopefully what results is a World Series title for the New York Mets.
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