Terry Collins likely to manage Mets in 2015

Terry Collins will return to manage the Mets in 2015, assuming they don’t totally fall apart before the end of the season, a source familiar with the situation told reporter Jon Heyman (CBS Sports, August 13).


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The Mets first signed Collins to a two-year deal in late 2010, his option was picked up for 2013, after which he signed a two-year extension, which includes a team option for 2016.

The Mets are 282-324 under Collins.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

As I said the other day, while I don’t necessarily think Collins should be fired, I do think it’s worth taking a closer look at what he’s doing, why, and if he’s the right person to lead this team next season and beyond… as it seems I’m not alone, since he appears to be losing support, at least among fans who voted in our most recent poll:

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Look, I like Terry’s energy. He seems to be a smart baseball guy who knows the game and is supposedly great with motivating young kids. However, if the Mets are going to continue to win games on the margins (which will be the case given the type of team Alderson is building) I fear they’re going to need a much better tactician at the helm, not just a motivator. I hope Alderson is confident in his decision. If so, since I mostly trust what he’s doing, I’ll do my best to trust in this choice as well…




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John Kaniuk
John Kaniuk

Answer this one, the other day when one of our regulars got hit, why did TC not instruct our pitcher to hit one of theirs especially Bryce Harper, who has killed us? Two, when was the last time this team played inspired or had a winning streak of at least 6 or 7 games in a row? I forgot this is not his fault. All of it is the GMS fault. Right the same GM who keeps him on. This is a vicious circle as Alderson does not want Wally Backman or any that actually can think for themselves. Collins is a nice guy but, he is not a winner. If he coaches next season, expect another lost season. We had a winning record in 2008 and had a decent team in 2006. We are going on 9 years without the playoffs in NYC. It reminds me of the 70s at Shea. We knew those teams were horrbile.

Alan Zelazo
Alan Zelazo

Just get Lou Brown so this way we can also get Willy Mayes Hayes & Pedro Cerano. Another year of nothing to look forward to thanks to Freddy Coupon!

Tom Van Houten
Tom Van Houten

As well he should manage. If this team could generate some consistent offense they would be in strong contention. Its sickening they way they can't hit!! Bases loaded? The worst average in baseball. Runner on 3rd with less than 2 out? Abysmal.

Andre Ferro
Andre Ferro

And Met fans are likely not going to the ballpark for another year

Jose A Espada Jr.
Jose A Espada Jr.

Fired him we need a better manager that will take us to the playoffs

Fraser Agresta
Fraser Agresta

Nice guy, bad line-ups, bad double switches, still hasn't given Murphy the "stop" sign, played Chris Young, didn't play Legaris every single day from day 1, and let's not even get into handling the bullpen...

Howard McDonald
Howard McDonald

Even if he got better players I think the results will be the same. Terry's got to go! I believe some of those players would tune him out. His style of managing is tired & he fortunate he's in the majors. He's better off in the minors evaluating talent.

Jason Saxton
Jason Saxton

They have lost a LOT of games due to poor decisions by Collins. That said, IF they can get a couple more hitters the team will be solid ... and If he continues to lose ... he's gone in 2016.

Pete Glinski
Pete Glinski

They are so cheap if they owed Terry $500 he would not get let go!

Chris Rotonda
Chris Rotonda

You guys are idiots, he's a good manager it's not his fault we have no offense, next year our pitching is going to be so strong terry manages very well, he's not jerry manuel

Lance Miccio
Lance Miccio

apparently you don't understand baseball -like Terry

Lance Miccio
Lance Miccio

Really ? Stick to another sport to watch because another year will result in below 500 AGAIN

Lance Miccio
Lance Miccio

READ THE COMMENTS SNY & TELL THE METS what is being said -100% 0f Met Fans WANT WALLY !!

Lance Miccio
Lance Miccio

Why - he blew game last night -his team can't run bases or finish without choking . The Mets need Wally -SEnd Mumbles to triple A where he spent his career as a player.

Peter Bisulca
Peter Bisulca

Thats disappointing - nice man but ineffective - change is sorely needed

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

Come on Cerrone, Collins has shown none of that. He has blundered in managerial choices since he's been here and a motivator? Really? Why are these kids tearing up AAA, even if it is Vegas, then falling on their heads when they get to the big club?

Everybody has to go, from Alderson on down. Backman deserves a chance and if he can bring Viola with him....just salivating t the thought.

mets need power players and a better manager,fire himmmmmmm

Peter Turk
Peter Turk

The Mets have to get rid of collins for one reason he created a culture of mediocrity. When he has someone brought up from AAA and plays people like chris young and bobby abreu over the new guys who were brought up because they were hot in AAA you begin to wonder. I have heard several times the announcers ask what was collins thinking? when he made a pitching move or other move. Last night when Legaris popped up the bunt and barely got out of the batters box he should have been taken out of the game. If the pitcher let the ball drop it was an easy double play. Too many times this year the collins has made one bad decision after another I think the only reason he hasn't been replaced is Alderson hates Backman. 

Wally would expect the Mets to win every day not play and hope we don't lose. the Mets have become a caricature of a major league baseball team and will be as long as collins is the manager

Glenn DeMilt
Glenn DeMilt

"You are what your record says you are."

javy180
javy180

Typical Mets awarding a manager who can't do his job. Why not go in a different direction next year to at least show the fans that they care.

Roberta Parisi
Roberta Parisi

Only 617 likes.. that's not overwhelming now is it.. lol.

Derek Cernak
Derek Cernak

let's just pretend that collins is a GREAT manager and that it's just that mets fans don't see it... does the front office not understand that PERCEPTION sells tickets? personally, i would rather spend october through april thinking "hey! they are shaking things up! this might be exciting!" and have them go 500 next year, than to think "oh man, more .500 baseball" for 6 months and then have them go .500.... and butts in the seats might add a little spark, or AT WORST add a little funds

Joseph Cox
Joseph Cox

Not for nothing but.....how long does a guy who's never had a winning record with a particular club, get to stay there? I like Collins as a baseball man, and a guy who handles young players well. But, the club needs to go in a different direction. They need to go from "evaluating" to WINNING!

Derek Cernak
Derek Cernak

guys, not to be a jerk, but a good manager always ensures his team wins the games that they SHOULD win.... the mets have beaten some very good baseball teams over the last few years but get ripped to shreds by cellar dwellars like the marlins and cubs every single time... that's not the "talent" :/

Robert Meinke
Robert Meinke

Not happy about that. Has he made ANY player play above his capabilities?

Anthony J Kleinlercher
Anthony J Kleinlercher

Give him some players. Open up the purse strings a little. He has to see who he can trust with that little talent they have. He is a good manager he just needs some players. Lets see what YOU would do in his position. I just dont get the fans when they say its him, thats why they are losing. They dont have anybody. I know not even Davey Johnson could do any better.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

I don't know if he's a good manager or not, because he's got a Little League team to work with. If he had the horses and still lost, I'd label him a bad manager. With what he's got now, I don't know ?

Steve Honan
Steve Honan

Terry deserves at least a couple years with some talent. He's done a lot with a little.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

It's not that fans think the losing is b/c of him. I'd say the vast majority understand that nobody, not even Bobby Cox or Tony La Russa in their managerial primes, would get this team to the playoffs.


That said though, that doesn't mean Terry isn't also simultaneously as awful as the roster. Terry has been abysmal, especially this season. What has he done in 4 years to keep his job? Has this team ever played above itself for a full season once in that span? And as bad as this team is talent-wise this year, I actually think they've underachieved as a whole. Not that they should be a playoff team by any stretch of the imagination, but they're 7 games under .500. A team that has a pretty decent starting rotation and (for most of the year now) bullpen, and a lineup that, while it's nothing to write home about, has a few bright spots in it. I don't think it's unfair to Terry to expect this team to be closer to .500 than it is.


Yes he hasn't had the horses, and it's not his fault they've missed the playoffs every year under him. But I refuse to believe there isn't a manager out there that couldn't have squeezed an extra 3-4 wins a year out of this team the past few years, and probably even more than that this year...

qualcomm
qualcomm

He's done little with little. We've been a terrible team if you haven't noticed.