The New York Mets are making plans for life after Terry Collins. Problem is, someone forgot to tell Collins.
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The New York Mets are in an interesting situation going into the offseason. The team has no intention of bringing back manager Terry Collins, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The team already has several candidates in mind.
The Mets have begun lining up potential replacements for Terry Collins: https://t.co/z1ww2r873F
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) September 26, 2017
Robin Ventura and former bench coach Bob Geren lead the list of names, with Ventura being a favorite of the Wilpons. The team is hoping that Collins will retire so that they don’t need to announce that they are going to not resign him.
However, Collins doesn’t appear to be interested in doing that. He told Matt Ehalt of NJ.com that he intends to be involved in baseball next year.
Terry Collins opens up about his future. He plans to be in baseball in 2018, preferably with Mets: https://t.co/XR8KkwtEGh
— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) September 26, 2017
“I’m going to be somewhere. If after we have discussions, if it feels I shouldn’t be here, then I won’t be,” Collins said Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve created something here that’s pretty good. That’s my take. I haven’t talked to anybody about it so we’ll go from there.”
He thinks the team has done pretty well during his time here, and he expects them to be good next year.
“All of this stuff will be discussed at the end of the season. It always has been, and I’m not one to buck policies. I’m not going to throw my two cents in, what I think right now because it won’t matter until we sit down and talk,” Collins said. “I will tell you – I hope it continues but it’s been a lot of fun. I’m kind of sometimes baffled of how it’s got to this point. Everybody’s asking me do you go back and think about two years ago? I don’t, but obviously, nobody else has either. We’ve done pretty good here. I’m going to go out and finish the season and do the best we can to win as many of the next five games we can, and sit down with my bosses who I respect immensely, and we’ll make decisions.”
“I will be in baseball somewhere” was Collins’ answer when asked about his plans for next season.