Terry Collins named the National League’s Sporting News Manager of the Year
Terry Collins has received the honor of being the National League’s Manager of the Year in 2015 by the Sporting News.
“It’s a tremendous honor,” Collins said on Tuesday. “I’m humbled by that, because there are some great managers in this League, very, very good ones. But I like to sit where I’m sitting. I like where I’m at, not where some of those guys are. I’m thrilled by it.”
Collins has led the Mets on a magical run through October in his first ever trip to the postseason. He won 90 games with the Mets during the regular season in 2015, his fifth season as Mets manager, and won the franchise’s fifth National League pennant in it’s 54-year history.
“He’s been a true professional the whole year. The communication has been good; he’s been great with that,” Michael Cuddyer told Sporting News. “He’s letting us go out and play. He’s not a meetings guy. When we were treading water in July, and June, he didn’t call us aside … he let us go out and play. He let us go through it, and because of that, we’re a better team.”
Collins became the second manager in Mets history to win the honor from the Sporting News, the last being Gil Hodges in 1969.