Mets agree to two-year contract with Terry Collins

The New York Mets agreed to a two-year contract with manager Terry Collins that extends through the 2017 season.

“We all thought Terry did a masterful job managing the team and he’s earned this contract,” General Manager Sandy Alderson said in a news release. “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 in a news release. “I greatly appreciate the support from the front office and fans.”

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