Terry Collins, who managed the club from 2011-2017, has reportedly agreed to return to the organization as a senior advisor for player personnel.
A few months after he retired from coaching in 2017, Collins returned to the Amazins organization to serve as a special assistant to the GM. He joined Fox as a studio analyst prior to the start of the 2019 campaign, clearly indicating that, even at 70 years old, he still wants to be a part of the game.
Terry only produced two winning seasons at the helm, but he was definitely a fan favorite in Queens. Of course, he is most commemorated for the 2015 season in which he led the Metsies to 90 wins and the World Series, where they ultimately lost to the Royals.
Despite all of that, this definitely stands as a questionable hire and makes you wonder why New York wouldn't look in another direction -- perhaps a more analytical one. Their front office, for reasons we don't understand, continues to give up on top talent in their farm system, often offloading them for aging vets and rancid relief pitching, among other things.
Something tells us that Collins' new role won't do much, if anything, to reform that prevalent narrative.
Mets gonna Met.