Mets Considering Unexpected Manager Candidate
The Mets are considering an unexpected manager candidate this week.
With Carlos Beltran departing on Thursday due to his involvement in the Houston Astros cheating scandal, a vacancy has opened up in New York.
One possible name that has been thrown around as someone who could fill the void is former Mets manager Terry Collins.
“I get the sense the Mets’ appreciation for Terry Collins has increased in the time since his departure,” Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted out.
“One player told me tonight he’s hoping Collins gets rehired as manager.”
That said, Puma describes a potential Collins return as “doubtful.”
“A club source termed it ‘doubtful’ that Terry Collins would be considered for manager,” he wrote.
I get the sense the Mets’ appreciation for Terry Collins has increased in the time since his departure. One player told me tonight he’s hoping Collins gets rehired as manager – although I heard earlier that such a scenario is doubtful.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 17, 2020
Collins previously served as the Mets’ manager from 2011 to 2017. With him at the helm the organization had a pair of winning seasons, made the postseason twice, and appeared in the World Series in 2015.
Time has likely healed a lot of the wounds that existed between Collins and the franchise when they went their separate ways.
That being said, up to this point Brodie Van Wagenen has given no indication that he would seriously contemplate bringing Collins back into the fold.
An official announcement on who the Mets will hire in Beltran’s place should come in the new week or so.