Terry Collins to resign as manager, remain with Mets in front office
Terry Collins’ tenure as New York Mets manager is ending as expected, but the surprise is he may remain with the team in a different role.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal shared the news about the Mets manager as his team played on Sunday against the Phillies in their season finale.
Terry Collins will announce after game he is resigning as #Mets manager, staying with club in front-office role, source tells The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 1, 2017
The Mets have seemingly been working behind the scenes to push out Collins all season. There were reports throughout the year that Collins was expected to retire or resign. Then the manager was highly criticized by anonymous sources in a smear article published by Newsday last week.
Collins remaining with the team after that happened is a surprise.
The 68-year-old is completing his seventh season as Mets manager. The team reached the postseason twice during his managerial tenure, including a World Series appearance two years ago.