If the New York Mets are looking for a manager with experience, then they need not look further than their front office. After retiring from the Mets dugout in 2017, Terry Collins took on a role as a senior advisor of player personnel. Collins led the Mets to two postseason appearances, including the World Series in 2015. He is familiar with most of the players currently on the roster and has a great relationship with most.
During his tenure, players praised Collins for his upbeat attitude and “open door policy“. Collins, having already led the Mets to the postseason, could be asked to just be a stand-in. Due to the limited amount of time the team has before pitchers and catchers report, Collins would be an ideal temporary replacement so BVW has full offseason to find a permanent manager.
It’s unclear if Collins would want to come out retirement to manage. It’s up to him if he wants to don the uniform, once more. At 71-years-old he may no longer want to be a part of the long baseball season, which includes so much travel time.
He is the longest-tenured manager in New York Mets history taking the reigns in 2011 and staying through 2017, a total of 1134 games. Additionally, Collins ranks only second to Davey Johnson in wins with 551.