Phillies rout the Mets 11-0. Collins resigns as Mets manager. Who's next?
The last place Phillies put a hurt on the Mets 11-0 at Citi Field on Sunday. Phillies starter Pivetta held the Mets to just two hits and got the win. The Mets season comes to a 70-92, 4th place finish.
Syndergaard got the start and went two scoreless innings. Chris Flexen got the loss. His season ends with a 3-6 record and an embarrassing ERA of 7.88.
The big news is Terry Collins resigning as Mets manager after seven season (551-583). In those seven years the Mets made two playoff appearances and got to the World Series in 2015 losing to the Royals 4 games to 1.
Collins defining moment may be going to the mound in the 9th inning wanting to take out Matt Harvey in the World Series and Harvey resisted. He stayed in the game and the Mets went on to lose.
Collins resigning wasn't a complete surprise. Collins wanted to stay on. He will remain within the Mets organization for a role to be determined; likely player development. However, GM Sandy Alderson and company wanted a change. Though it seems Fred Wilpon wanted Collins to remain as manager.
So, who's the Mets next manager? Front runners early on are; Kevin Long (current hitting coach), former Met and White Sox Manager, Robin Ventura who complied a 375-435 record. Then there's Bob Geren who has ties with Sandy Alderson. Geren managed the A's from 2007-2011 going 334-376 and Alex Cora, former Met who's now Houston's Bench Coach.
A decision on who the next Mets manager will be is likely before the World Series ends.