Report: Mets ‘doubtful’ to consider Terry Collins for manager
The New York Mets need a new manager after getting rid of Carlos Beltran on Thursday due to his involvement in the Houston Astros cheating scandal. One manager who is available and has proven to be successful managing the Mets is Terry Collins. But it doesn’t sound like the team is keen to bring him back.
The New York Post’s Mike Puma reports it’s “doubtful” Collins would be considered for manager.
A club source termed it "doubtful" that Terry Collins would be considered for manager.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 16, 2020
At least one player told Puma that he hoped Collins would get rehired by the team.
I get the sense the Mets' appreciation for Terry Collins has increased in the time since his departure. One player told me tonight he's hoping Collins gets rehired as manager – although I heard earlier that such a scenario is doubtful.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 17, 2020
Collins managed the Mets from 2011-2017. They had two winning seasons under him in seven years, made the playoffs both years, and even a World Series appearance in 2015. As recently as a few years ago, the relationship between Collins and the Mets was described as “broken.” Have things changed enough since? We doubt it. But the bigger issue is likely that the Mets have a new person in charge, Brodie Van Wagenen, who probably wants a new person rather than an old face.