Terry Collins Favorite To Manage Mets?

1:35pm: In this series of tweets, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News tweets that there's no clear favorite between Collins and Melvin, but that Tim Teufel could fit as a first base coach. If Collins is hired as the manager, Melvin could still fit as a bench coach, according to Martino. Chip Hale will likely be retained regardless of the managerial decision, and the Mets may go outside the organization for their hitting coach.

In a second tweet, Rubin seems to agree as he offers up his prediction for the Mets' coaching staff: Collins managing, Melvin as the bench coach, Teufel at first base, Hale at third base, and Dan Warthen as the pitching coach.

12:51pm: When the Pirates hired Clint Hurdle, it left the Mets as baseball's only team without a manager and reduced their list of candidates by one. While the team has yet to finish conducting interviews, Terry Collins has emerged as the favorite to land the job, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.

Collins and Hurdle, along with Bob Melvin, were rumored to be the leading candidates for the Mets' job, with a handful of other names also in the mix. Rubin tweeted yesterday that he keeps hearing Collins mentioned as the team's most likely choice, and today confirmed Collins' front-runner status with a club source. The former Astros and Angels skipper has many supporters in the Mets organization, including Jeff Wilpon and Paul DePodesta.

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  1. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    Uhh, sure.

  2. icedrake523 5 years ago


    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      I know, I was hoping for Mike Francesa as well.

  3. fitz 5 years ago

    Dang, Wally Backman mic’d up on Fox when he gets ejected would have been golden!

  4. The Terry Collins? Good luck with that.

  5. I’d rather have Ken Oberkfell than Terry Collins

  6. FamiliaTerritory 5 years ago

    Terry Collins? Really? They should’ve interviewed Ryno or Ted Simmons. Those two would’ve made better managerial candidates than these clowns Collins & Melvin.

  7. Just_MLB 5 years ago

    Don’t worry guys. these were the same reporters that had Clint Hurdle as a favorite for the mets job, and had no clue he was taking the Pirate position.

    Adam Rubin is to sports journalism what Pee-Wee Herman is to the adult-film industry

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      “Adam Rubin is to sports journalism what Pee-Wee Herman is to the adult-film industry”

      Maybe you should change your handle to Just_Baseball_Metaphors 😉

  8. xhausted_grad 5 years ago

    how can any coach who has previously lost control of their teams be the leading candidates!

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