All’s well that ends well for Terry Collins, who will resign after the game today in Philadelphia and take a front office position, according to multiple reports.
And the last week of unfairly putting Collins in an unfair light through various newspaper reports will soon be forgotten.
However, you still have to wonder why this couldn’t have just happened two weeks ago?
The Mets were going nowhere and were dealing with a Triple-A lineup over the past month with most of the players who they started the season with either injured and on other teams.
So instead of the doing this announcement two weeks ago and Collins has his small victory tour, they opted to go the more clandestine route, where the Mets manager was put to the fire.
But in the end, it worked out and Collins will step down as the longest tenured manager in Mets history with the second most wins of any team manager.
The Mets will begin the search immediately for a new field general with reportedly early favorites being former White Sox manager Robin Ventura and Mets hitting coach Kevin Long reportedly leading the way.
But with candidates like Bob Geren and Alex Cora working for playoff teams (Dodgers and Astros, respectively) the search can take several weeks and may not be complete before those teams are out of the playoffs.