NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Mets manager Terry Collins resigned Sunday and will take a position in the team’s front office.
Collins announced the move after the Mets lost to Philadelphia 11-0 to finish the season.
The Mets went 70-92 this year. They were 551-583 in Collins’ seven seasons as their manager.
The 68-year-old Collins, the oldest manager in the majors, had said he had no plans to retire after this season and would like to keep working until age 70 — even if that meant somewhere else in baseball.
His two-year contract was set to expire after this year. The Mets have long been expected to make significant changes following a drastically disappointing season derailed by injuries and underperformance.
Collins guided the Mets to the World Series in 2015, and to a second consecutive playoff appearance last year. He has managed more games than anyone else in Mets history and ranks second to Davey Johnson (595) in wins.
Collins has dodged taking much of the blame for the team’s failures this season because of the large number of injuries that have hit the Mets. Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Yoenis Cespedes and David Wright are among the key players who have spent significant time on the disabled list.
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