NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – Despite a difficult season, New York Mets manager Terry Collins agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team Monday.
Despite a losing season, GM Sandy Alderson was apparently impressed with the Mets 50-50 record over the final 100 games.
“It is a true, true honor to be here,” Collins said, according to MLB.com. “If you’re going to manage, this is the place. There’s no better stage, no bigger stage than to manage here. I love it here. I’ve had a great time here. I’ve probably enjoyed myself here more than anyplace I’ve ever been. So it’s great to be back.”
“With what I knew was coming, to keep the job was huge for me … there’s light at the end of the tunnel. And to have a chance to take those pieces and move on absolutely is pretty exciting for me. So I was thrilled when Sandy said, ‘Hey, we want you to come back.’ You know what? Maybe we can finish what we started.”
Collins has previously managed in Houston and Anaheim.