If you’re Terry Collins, there isn’t a better time than now to ask for a contract extension. Of course he needn’t actually ask — the Mets were already likely to do something this offseason given that he’s not under contract for next year and they’d certainly want him back — but he certainly has the leverage.
Against that backdrop Jon Heyman is reporting that Collins is “telling friends” that he’d like a two-year deal. That’s not excessive for a guy about to win a pennant, but Collins is 66 now and Heyman says he likely doesn’t want to manage forever. There’s life to be lived and stuff.
Collins has 11 years as a manager under his belt and is 838-850 overall. With the Mets he’s 394-416 in five seasons. 2015 was his first first place finish ever and, for that matter, his first trip to the postseason.