Terry Collins has resigned as manager of the NY Mets baseball team following a 70-92 season. The Mets lost their final game of the 2017 season Sunday in an embarrassing shutout, 11-0, to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Phillies were in last place in the National League East and finished four games behind the Mets. The Mets were 27 games behind the first place Washington Nationals.
Collins, 68, was the oldest manager in Major League Baseball and will move into an advisory position with the Mets’ front office. He reportedly finished a two-year contract that was worth $3 million. Collins previously managed the Houston Astros and Anaheim Angels.
In seven seasons with Collins as manager, the Mets had 551 wins and 583 losses. Collins led the Mets to the World Series just two seasons ago in 2015 where they lost to the Kansas City Royals, 4 games to 1.