(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets have a promising future ahead of them, and it looks like manager Terry Collins will be along for the ride for a little longer as ESPN is reporting that the team the team and Collins are nearing a two-year extension.
Collins has been with the team since the 2011 season. Even though he’s never won more than 77 games in a season with the team, there is reason for hope.
Players like Matt Harvery, Zach Wheeler, Bobby Parnell, and others make up a promising young nucleus for the team going forward.
Collins has an endorsement from team captain, David Wright.
“It’s well documented that there’s been probably a lot more talent on teams that are in our division,” he said. “And I think he’s done a nice job keeping the young players motivated. And just, all in all I think he deserves to be back. And then hopefully — with the money we have to spend and some trade opportunities — we’re a better team for him to manage.”
Entering Saturday, Collins has a 224-260 record as manager of the Mets.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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