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Report: Mets expected to announce extension for Terry Collins on Monday

Sep 28, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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It’s been clear for a while now that Terry Collins will be back with the Mets next season, but it’s finally close to being official.

According to Ken Rosenthal of, the Mets are expected to announce an extension with Collins on Monday. The deal isn’t done yet, but he’s expected to receive a two-year contract with a club option for 2016.

Collins has a 224-260 record over three seasons as Mets manager and has never won more than 77 games, but he hasn’t had much to work with. While his previous managerial stops were drama-filled, he has managed a good relationship with players and the media during his tenure in New York. After presiding over some lean years, he deserves an opportunity to see this thing through now that the franchise appears to be headed in the right direction.

  1. chill1184 - Sep 28, 2013 at 2:52 PM


  2. thebadguyswon - Sep 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    No accountability whatsoever.

  3. terrific41 - Sep 28, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    I am not a fan of Collins but the Mets have a minimal amount of talent.
    He will keep the seat warm until we win again in like 10 years
    Enough with the mediocrity!!!

  4. thebadguyswon - Sep 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Its a perfect situation. The ready-made excuse of “lack of talent” is already established for him. He can’t lose – if they don’t improve (which they wont), its not his fault anyway.

    Now by “good relationships with players” DJ, do you mean the time he called out Wheeler in the media after a game in August? Or the time he called out Tejada in the media in 2011 for not reporting to camp before he was required to? Hmm. Weird. We must have two different definitions of good relationships. As I see it, he plays favorites (Mike Baxter, Justin Turner) at the expense of young players with a future. (Wilmer Flores, Matt denDekker)

    This guy is a sideshow clown. But – hey – he has nothing to work with. Not his fault. Right?

    • roadtrip3500 - Sep 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      Tejada and Wheeler are kids – they have done nothing yet to deserve the benefit of the doubt, especially from a veteran manager. When Valdespin Rolls-Royced (forget Cadillac’ed) that home run, Collins sent him back out there knowing full well the kid would get drilled for it. If you come up and don’t play the right way for Collins, it’s his job to let you know about it. Not surprisingly, all the veterans on the team love the man.

      • thebadguyswon - Sep 28, 2013 at 6:01 PM

        How in the hell would you know? Are you Mr. Met?

  5. misterj167 - Sep 28, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Wow look at all the hatred. Collins is a class act and a good manager, I’m glad he’s being given an extension.

    • uuddlrlrbastart - Sep 28, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      Not sure what exactly qualifies him as a good manager. He has managed 9 seasons and in every season he’s finished between 2nd and 4th (in an era of 5 team divisions), in his full seasons he’s won between 73 and 85 games. Thorough mediocrity is more like it.

      • thebadguyswon - Sep 28, 2013 at 6:02 PM

        He’s a terrible manager. But Sandy Alderson has done a wonderful job of brainwashing many Mets fans into embracing mediocrity.

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