According to multiple sources the New York Mets are set to announce a two-year contract extension for manager Terry Collins on Monday. The Amazins skipper is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed in November, 2010. It also appears the Mets will not offer Wally Backman a position with the big club if Collins is indeed retained, Backman has managed the Mets AAA affiliates in Buffalo and Las Vegas the past two seasons and has been back with the organization in various managerial roles since 2009.
Terry Collins, by the numbers
- Through 160 games this year, Collins has led the Mets to a 74-87 record, good enough for third place in the NL East.
- Since Opening Day 2011, Collins has compiled a 224-260 record with the rebuilding franchise and has been often praised for his ability to win as much as he has with a group of journeymen and young hopefuls, all while dealing with financial constraints and injury woes.
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