Mets manager Terry Collins could call it quits after the 2017 season, ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports. Collins, 67, is currently the oldest manager in baseball and felt run down by all of the traveling that a baseball team does during the course of the season.
It takes a toll on everybody. You talk to the players. If you noticed, that [Labor Day game] was the day we gave everybody off because they were stinking beat. This travel is hard, especially with the late-night scheduling that is prevalent throughout baseball. There are so many night games where you’re traveling after the game and getting into towns at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning. And the next thing you know, if you ever have a day game pop up on you, it’s tough to do.
The Mets have gone 481-491 in six seasons under Collins, winning the National League pennant last year and getting ousted in the NL Wild Card game this year by the Giants.
Collins said that if he physically feels like he does now next October, it will be his last year. He is only under contract through next season.