According to multiple reports Sunday afternoon, the Mets have decided on Terry Collins as their next manager. ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin says a team source confirms the reports.
If true, Collins beats out Bob Melvin, Chip Hale and fan favorite Wally Backman. Collins has not managed in the majors since 1999 when he was ousted from the Angels amid a player coup. He previously managed the Astros, and has an underwhelming 444-434 career record.
Collins is reputed to have an intense personality, which may be what this team needs after Jerry Manuel’s nice-guy act and whispers of discipline problems on the team.
This is likely to be greeted by Mets fans with a long sustained yawn.
And oh yeah, disregard my previous post.