The New York Mets will retain manager Terry Collins and reward him with a two-year contract extension, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com notes that the deal will also include a club option for 2016, and will be announced on Monday.
Collins, 64, has led the Mets to a 73-87 record on the season, earning them a surprising third place finish in the NL East. Although many speculated that his job was in danger at the beginning of the season, his success continued work with a core of young players made his return virtually inevitable. With young, controllable pieces like Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Travis D'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard ready to make meaningful impacts in the majors for years to come, it makes sense that the Mets would keep Collins at the helm due to his experience and intensity.
In three seasons with the Mets, Collins has posted a 224-260 record (.463 winning percentage) since being hired in November 2010. He also has managerial experience with the Astros (1994-1996), Angels (1997-1999) and Japanese Orix Buffaloes (2007-2008), posting a career 668-694 record (.490 winning percentage) over nine major league seasons.
With Collins locked in to a new deal with the Mets, they will not be looking for a new manager this offseason. This leaves the Nationals and Mariners as the only two teams who will be in search of a new skipper before next season.