NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, Mets manager Terry Collins has told friends that he’d be pleased with a two-year deal after the season.
The 66-year-old skipper — who has his team one win away from its first World Series appearance since 2000 — likely won’t seek more than two years when negotiating with management, Heyman reports.
Collins is in the final year of his contract, and it was widely believed that he’d be fired after the season if he didn’t bring the Amazin’s to the playoffs. Well he’s exceeded expectations, and it will be fairly shocking if the Mets decide not to retain him.
The organization has a club option for Collins for 2016.
General manager Sandy Alderson has spoken glowingly of Collins — who is managing in the playoffs for the first time — during the Mets’ October run.
Collins, who previously managed the Astros and Angels, was hired to be the Mets’ manager in November of 2010.
He endured losing campaigns in each of his first four seasons in Queens before winning the National League East in 2015 with a 92-70 record.
New York can clinch a World Series berth on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. Steven Matz will pitch for the Mets against the Cubs’ Jason Hammel.