After the Mets finish the final game of their dreadful 2017 season, Terry Collins will officially resign as manager, according to multiple reporters who cover baseball and the team. It was known for months that Collins would probably not return as manager in 2018, but things became crystal clear the other day when Marc Carig of Newsday broke the news that Collins had been spared the loss of his job as a manager by principal Mets owner Fred Wilpon.
The highlight of Collins’s tenure as manager was undoubtedly the team’s run to the 2015 World Series, though the Mets’ return to the postseason in 2016 should not be overlooked. Obviously, the 2017 season could be considered the low point.
Collins will remain with the Mets in a role in the team’s front office moving forward, which seems at least a little bit surprising after all of the gory details of his relationship with the front office came out in the aforementioned report from Carig.