By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal, New York Mets manager Terry Collins is set to resign following Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The long-time reporter also suggests that Collins will be moving into a front office role, as well.
Collins has been the Mets manager since the 2011 season. A week before the final week of the season, he said he was not going to resign – but clearly, he has changed his mind.
When he was hired, he knew he had a long road ahead of him. He had to endure the team’s rebuilding years and then had two competitive seasons, in 2015 and 2016, before a disaster season this year.
It was just the second-time in team history that the Mets made the postseason in back-to-back years.
But, this season, the team had high hopes of making it back to the postseason once again. However, the team was hampered by injuries – and even had to deal with internal issues, such as Matt Harvey, Asdrúbal Cabrera and David Wright.
The team lost its best pitcher, hitter and reliever for much of the season. In the summer, the team was basically already eliminated from playoff contention. Yes, it was hard to believe, but they knew it, as they began to trade of many of its veteran players, who they saw as having no future with the team.
There was rumors in Sept. that Collins, who was able to survive much of the season up until that point, would be fired. Yet, the team continued with him as the manager until now. He could have been offered the resignation and a front office role instead of being fired.
With Collins having hours left as the manager, the team will have to figure out what they’re going to do next.
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