The New York Mets think that Terry Collins will retire after this season but he hasn’t decided what he’ll do yet.
The New York Mets return to Citi Field Friday night for their final homestand of the season. While doing so, the future of manager Terry Collins is up in the air.
According to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, team sources expect that Collins will retire after this season. However, Collins said that he hasn’t decided his future just yet. The Mets haven’t told Collins what their plans are as the only decision that they have made is that Sandy Alderson will be back as GM next year.
“We’ll talk about that after the season,” Alderson told Ackert on Wednesday. “Not now.”
Collins is one of three managers in Mets history to take the team to back-to-back playoffs. Recently, he passed Bobby Valentine as the second-winningest manager in franchise history, per Matthew Cerrone of SNY. The manager has told friends in baseball that he might not be ready to retire and that he’ll keep his options open, including going to another team.
The Mets have had a horrible season but Collins can’t be blamed for it. Injuries, poor defense, subpar play, and an overworked bullpen are the reasons for the disappointing season.
As expected, Mets fans are already lining up the candidates to replace TC. (And no, Wally Backman won’t be a viable candidate.)