Terry Collins: Next season may be my last with Mets
Terry Collins is the oldest manager in MLB at 67, and it sounds like his age and physical condition may lead him to retire in the near future.
Collins, who has been the manager of the Mets since 2011, told ESPN’s Adam Rubin that he will consider retirement after next year.
“I just need to reevaluate at the end of this coming year what’s going on, where I am, how I’m feeling,” Collins told ESPN.com. “I’ve always said a lot of it will be dictated by how I’m feeling. This was a tough year.”
Collins says he will wait until he sees how he feels after next season to make his decision. But if he feels the way he does now, he will probably retire. He says the travel, late night games, and all around difficult schedule makes the job difficult.
Collins’ Mets lost the NL wild card game to the Giants this year but reached the World Series the year before. They were hampered by multiple injuries this season but still managed to reach the postseason. Collins had some health issues, including a trip to the hospital before a June game in Milwaukee.