MONDAY: The Mets have officially announced a two-year extension for Collins (via Twitter). The contract includes a club option for the 2016 season. In a press release announcing the move, GM Sandy Alderson offered the following praise for his manager:
"Terry has a great passion for the game. He has helped make our younger players better. He’s a great motivator. He has had to overcome a lot this year with injuries and trades. The club played hard for Terry and I think that was obvious for everyone to see. Of course we aren’t where we want to be record-wise, but I think we are on the right course. I think Terry deserved the chance to help us turn things around."
SATURDAY: The Mets will bring back manager Terry Collins for the 2014 season, according to a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal (on Twitter). Rosenthal says that Collins is working out the details on a two-year extension, which is expected to include an additional option year and could be announced Monday.
The deal also includes a club option for 2016, a team source tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Entering today's game against the Brewers, the 64-year-old has amassed a a 224-260 mark In three years as the Mets' manager. The Mets are 73-87, good for third place in the NL East, but the club appears confident that Collins is the man to help guide them going forward.
Collins' job security was in question for the first half of the season, but over the summer, word began to leak out that his return was quite likely. The Mets may not have been winners this year, but they weren't necessarily expected to do a whole lot with the roster they had this season. They also dealt with a great deal of setbacks, including Matt Harvey's UCL tear, Bobby Parnell's season-ending herniated disk, and David Wright's hamstring injury which cost him seven weeks of play.
Zach Links and Steve Adams contributed to this post.