Terry Collins is helping rebuild the Mets’ house and should get a chance to move in.
When the Mets hired GM Sandy Alderson the timetable was for three to four years. Rebuilding teams initially lose, which is the case for Collins’ Mets. There was promise in 2010, the second-half collapse of 2012, and things aren’t projected to be much better than last year’s 74 wins this summer.
There are no promises beyond this year, but Collins does have the endorsement of his best player.
“That would be great,’’ David Wright told reporters in Port St. Lucie if he wanted Collins back. “He is a perfect fit, a perfect mold for the type of team that we are building.’’
Wright’s words should carry weight.
Three straight losing seasons is usually not the way for a manager to get a contract extension, but Collins’ case is unique.
Other managers inherit teams with limited talent as did Collins, but things are always just a little more skewed with the Mets, beginning with their financial restrictions.