Former New York Mets manager Terry Collins has returned to the organization in a new role for the team’s front office.
Ladies and gentlemen, he’s back. The man who once screamed the infamous phrase “You got to give us a shot!” has returned.
Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, former New York Mets manager Terry Collins is returning to the organization in a new role.
Heard Terry Collins is returning to the #Mets as a senior advisor for player personnel
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) September 11, 2019
Collins, 70, previously managed the team from 2011-17. He retired following the 2017 season. Collins was employed by the organization when the Mets were the World Series runner-ups in the 2015 season.
In his seven years as the manager for New York, Collins posted a record of 551-583, a win percentage of 48.6%. He was 8-7 in the playoffs, making the postseason in 2015 and losing in a one-game playoff in the 2016 season.
Collins recently started as a studio analyst for FOX at the beginning of the 2019 season. He’ll now rejoin an organization that’s currently in a race for a National League Wild Card spot. The Mets are 74-40 at the moment with 18 games left to play in the season.
New York is 3.0 games back in the race at the moment, with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago Cubs all out ahead in the race for the second Wild Card spot. The Washington Nationals currently own a 5.5 game lead over the Mets for the first Wild Card slot.
The Mets have started out their current four-game series against the Diamondbacks with two straight victories. The third game of the series will be Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. After this four-game set, they’ll take part in a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning this Friday.