Terry Collins, Mets agree on two-year contract

FLUSHING, N.Y., - The New York Mets today announced that manager Terry Collins and the club have agreed on a two-year contract that extends through the 2017 season.

"We all thought Terry did a masterful job managing the team and he's earned this contract," said General Manager Sandy Alderson. "The team never lost focus and was always ready to respond to challenges. He's the perfect leader to take us to the next step, which is to win championships."

Collins, 66, guided the 2015 Mets to their first National League pennant and World Series appearance since 2000 in his fifth season as the club's manager. The Mets' 90 wins during the regular season were the most since 2006 and it marked the 11th time in team history that New York reached the 90-win plateau. He also guided the team to a franchise record-tying 11-game win streak from April 12-23. Following the season, Collins was voted the Sporting News NL Manager of the Year.

"I want to thank Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz, Jeff Wilpon and Sandy for giving me this opportunity," Collins said. "I greatly appreciate the support from the front office and fans." 

"The organization is in the right place to win and advance into the postseason," Collins added. "This extension is a tribute to our players, our coaches and our entire organization. We have a great blend of youngsters and veterans. They played hard and played for each other. This season was my most rewarding year in my career."

Collins has 394 wins in his time as the Mets manager, the third-most wins in franchise history, trailing only Davey Johnson (595) and Bobby Valentine (536).  

Collins has an 838-850 (.496) record in 1,688 games across 11 seasons for his major league career as a manager. He began his work in the Mets organization in 2010 as the Minor League Field Coordinator before being named the 20th manager in team history on November 23, 2010.  

During his tenure as the Mets manager, Collins has been named to the National League All-Star coaching staffs in 2012 and 2013 and will manage his first Midsummer Classic next summer in San Diego.