Mets will likely keep Terry Collins for 2014
The Mets are in the middle of yet another dismal season, but apparently their manager Terry Collins has done enough to warrant another year at the helm. It is being reported that while the Mets won’t officially extend Collins until after the season, it is very likely he will remain in the Mets dugout for at least one more year.
The Mets are on pace for 87 losses this year, which is good for another year missing the playoffs, but the N.Y. Daily News believes Collins has actually done a pretty good job. As they point out, the Mets have been competitive even after losing their best player (David Wright) and their closer (Bobby Parnell). Also, Terry Collins’s best asset as a manager is his ability to handle young talent, which the Mets are full of.
The Mets have a ton of money coming off the books next year, as Jason Bay’s contract is finally over, and Johan Santana also comes off the payroll. 2014 was supposed to be the year the Mets compete for a playoff spot, but with the recent Matt Harvey news, that may have to wait a year, unless, of course, Harvey doesn’t get Tommy John surgery.
Collins, 64, has a career 657-679 in nine seasons with three different teams, as CBS Sports points out. He has been even worse with the Mets as he is 32 games under .500 in his three seasons. But it looks like the Mets are willing to give him another shot at it considering the circumstances of his first three years. Mets brass has continually talked about upgrading the roster once some money is freed up and now that there will be money freed up, it will be up to them to make sure that Terry Collins has the proper resources to put together a playoff team in Queens.