Poll: Terry Collins’ best role at this point in time

Yesterday, MetsBlog ran an article listing the candidates to succeed Terry Collins as the next Mets manager. At the end of the piece was a blurb that asked what was next for Collins. This part jumped out at me:

My hunch, though, is that Collins will latch on as a bench coach with a team that trains in Florida. Bench coach would be a great gig for him, if he’s open to it.

That struck me as odd so let’s see what you think.

What role is Terry Collins best suited for at this point in his career?

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11 comments for “Poll: Terry Collins’ best role at this point in time

  1. MattyMets
    September 27, 2017 at 9:35 am

    I saw a lot of oddly placed vitriol online yesterday in response to Terry wanting to continue to coach. “He should just retire!” If he loves baseball as much as I do, I don’t blame him. Just because he doesn’t have a future as Mets manager doesn’t mean he can’t continue his career in baseball for a few more years. Maybe the Mets organization has another role for him like minor league coordinator or spring training instructor. If not, I hope another organization will take him on. He’s a great guy with a passion for the game.

  2. Robert Chehoski
    September 27, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Give him a yearly contract, with a healthy team

  3. Jimmy P
    September 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

    He should figure out exactly where he wants to live and hook up with a good college program as a coach (not manager). Be around the game, work with youth, avoid the headaches.

    I have a lot of respect for him, and obviously he should do whatever makes him happy. Just as long as he, you know, goes away.

  4. September 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

    You need to have a clean break. Every time the new manager makes a mistake he doesn’t need to have to look over his shoulder and see where Collins is. I wish TC the best but it’s time for the Mets to move on and look for someone with fresh ideas to re-energize their floundering franchise.

  5. Metsense
    September 27, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I choose manager: just not with the Mets.
    It is best for the Mets to move on and bring in a different approach to managing.

  6. Pete In Iowa
    September 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Terry Collins has been a baseball man his entire life. As a lifelong fan of the game, I have a ton of respect for that, whether I agree with decisions he has made or not.
    If he wants to stay in the game in some capacity, I say more power to him. He’s earned it.

  7. Eraff
    September 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I believe Terry’s “Obsolescence” is greatly over stated. He can probably get another Managerial Job..he’s done a good job here…and I don’t believe he’s a sure shot gone-er here.

    Managers are Hired to be Fired…and he may face that fate with the Mets.

    He knows what a Major League Ballplayer looks like—I don’t know that he want’s Front Office Work. He would have high value for a team at some level of internal talent evaluation and development.

    I will not Vote for what he “should do”…he’ll have pleantiful choices.

  8. Chris F
    September 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    and with Collins on the chopping block, the support comes in from all directions. He has good points to be sure. In terms of the Mets organization, no doubt is that he is Alderson’s water carrier and takes the heat for it all. Hes a good soldier. In a modern baseball world where GMs and Presidents of Bb ops reign supreme, perhaps all that really matters. Sandy will never pick a Francona or Maddon type skipper, so whomever is next, expect the same mystifying on field personnel decisions

    • September 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      The conventional wisdom seems to be that whoever they hire is just going to be a carbon copy of TC and with the names floated by MetsBlog the other day, it’s hard to have another opinion. Although seeing Robin Ventura’s name was at least a little interesting.

      Still, I hold out hope that the Mets will hire someone younger who already holds many of the beliefs that the org holds dear and who therefore might be able to make the case for why things like the mindless chasing of the platoon advantage needs to stop.

  9. Eraff
    September 27, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I believe Terry will be Back…. with Alderson….. with Warthen……with all of the Injured returnees

    a shot at Redemption

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