By: Glenn Brewer

Terry Collins


To no one’s surprise, Joe Maddon was named the 2015 NL Manager of the year.  Maddon now has been the AL and NL manager of the year.  Terry Collins finished third in the voting.  The Mets and Terry Collins accomplished a great deal this season.  All the nominees achieved success in 2015, but Terry Collins managed a unique club and came out NL champs.  Collins dealt with more than just the on field issues.  Dealing with the NY media is a job in itself, without adding Scott Boras & Matt Harvey’s inning limit drama.

Collins has been with the organization since 2010 and has had a large part in the development of players such as Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares.  Expectations were higher entering the 2015 season, but with the untested pitching staff, a World Series appearance was far from expected.  The Mets endured injuries, like every team does, but was able to hang in with the Nationals in the first half.  Passing the NL East favorite was no easy task with the depleted lineup.  This team fought with the leadership of Collins and exploded after receiving the re-enforcements of the trade deadline.

All in all, Terry Collins should have been given more consideration for this honor.  The season was one to remember for him and a new two year contract will ensure stability at the managers position.  Although underestimated for the majority of his Mets career, Collins plays a large part in the success of this team.

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