October 2nd, 2017
After yesterday’s season ending 11-0 loss versus the Phillies (in reality, the season ended for the Mets in May, but the regular season came to a close yesterday) Terry Collins addressed the media for the final time, saying “It’s been a blast, but it’s time to go”.
Terry Collins, since taking over the job prior to the 2011 season, is the longest tenured manager in Mets franchise history, has taken the Mets to two postseason berths, including an NL Pennant, and was around for some of the most memorable moments in the history of the ball club, including Johan Santana’s no hitter, R.A Dickey’s 20 win season, Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom’s All-Star appearances, and everything in between.
Of course, Terry was not a winning manager, the Mets only had two winning seasons in his seven year tenure, and he left with a sour taste in his mouth, as previously discussed.
Regardless, Terry Collins will be missed, as will his accessibility with the press and his infectious personality and desire to win. Terry will stay in a low capacity role with the Mets front office, though the ins and outs of what he will be doing is still unknown.