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Terry Collins signs two-year extension with Mets

Sep 30, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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As expected the Mets announced that Terry Collins will return as manager, signing a two-year contract extension that includes a team option for 2016. Collins’ entire coaching staff will also return.

Collins has a 225-261 (.463) record in three seasons on the job, winning 77, 74, and 74 games, but certainly the Mets haven’t exactly given him a talent-rich roster to work with and if nothing else he’s cut down on the overall level of drama associated with the team in recent years.

Our resident Mets fan D.J. Short is fine with Collins returning, so that’s enough for me.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Hopefully they can get him some players to work with this off-season. Now that Johan’s contract and the Madoff stuff are (mostly) in the rearview mirror, they shold have some money to spend.

  2. jarathen - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    He’s done a reasonably good job with a complete dearth of talent. Certainly a better job than his days in Anaheim, though one could probably blame that on the uniforms.

  3. sdelmonte - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    I like the job he’s done. I don’t love it – bullpen use is not ideal and he seems to favor playing older players to rookies sometimes. But the players like him, the team didn’t quit on him in August and September, and a winning record on the road with a group of kids, castoffs and underachievers matters. So I can live with this.

    But I would not be surprised if come 2015 he is on the hot seat if the rotation comes together right and if the Mets finally add some roster depth. For where the Mets are now, he is fine. But I am unsure he gets them to the next level.

    And as for the coaches, the only one that might matter is the pitching coach, and Warthen seems to be doing well with the young arms.

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