Posted September 28, 2013

Report: Mets, manager Terry Collins nearing two-year contract extension

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Mets manager Terry Collins’ contract extension will reportedly be announced Monday. (Richard Schultz/Getty Images)

The New York Mets are nearing a two-year contract extension with manager Terry Collins, according to multiple reports.

The deal — which includes a team option for 2016, according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin – will be announced on Monday.

Collins, 64, has led the Mets to a 224-260 record during his three seasons in New York, including a 73-87 mark this year.

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal first reported the news.

From ESPNNewYork.com:

The Mets are 73-87 and in third place in the National League East this season. Despite the underwhelming record, Collins has done a solid job keeping the Mets playing hard amid several obstacles.

“It’s well-documented that there’s been probably a lot more talent on teams that are in our division,” captain David Wright 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 of the trade opportunities — we’re a better team for him to manage.”

Reports earlier this month said that while the move was likely, it was expected to come after the season. It will mark the first time Collins has spent more than three seasons with one organization.

He previously went 224-197 with the Houston Astros (1994-96) and 220-237 with the Anaheim Angels (1997-99). He has never reached the postseason, with a high of 85 wins in 1998.


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