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Mets to name Collins next manager

The Mets will call on Terry Collins to lead them back to relevancy in 2011, according to a league source.

The Mets will call on Terry Collins to lead them back to relevancy in 2011, according to a league source.

Collins’ experience and familiarity with the organization catapulted him to the top of the Mets’ list that included 10 other candidates to replace the fired Jerry Manuel. The Mets have finished fourth in the NL?East each of the past two seasons and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2006.

Collins spent last season as the Mets’ minor league field coordinator. The 61-year-old has six years of major league managerial experience, posting a 444-434 record with the Astros (1994-96) and Angels (1997-99).

The team will likely make an official announcement tomorrow after finalizing a contract with Collins.

 
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