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|Posted: Mon Oct 2nd, 2017 04:51 am||
|The Terry Collins era in Queens has come to an end.
After seven seasons managing the New York Mets, Collins officially announced his resignation as the club's skipper following its season-ending 11-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
"It's been a blast. But it's time," Collins told reporters in a postgame press conference.
Thank you, Terry Collins! pic.twitter.com/a3XZd1OMZ2
— New York Mets (@Mets) October 1, 2017
Collins will remain with the Mets organization and move into a front-office position, general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed after Sunday's game, though his exact role hasn't been determined yet.
"Terry's a baseball man. He will be until the day he dies," Alderson said, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. "He'll continue to be an asset to the organization. I hope he'll spend some time with our player development side."
The 68-year-old's contract as manager was set to expire at season's end.
Collins finishes his career as Mets skipper with a 551-583 record; while he's lost more games than any other Mets manager, his 551 victories trail only Davey Johnson in franchise history. He led the Mets to two playoff berths, the 2015 National League pennant, and managed more games (1,134) than any other skipper in team history.
Collins posted an overall record of 995-1,016 over parts of 13 seasons managing the Mets, Houston Astros, and Anaheim Angels. He also spent two seasons managing the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, and served as China's skipper during the 2009 World Baseball Classic.