Looking Forward to 2018

Once the Mets dealt Jay Bruce, Neil Walker, Addison Reed, Lucas Duda, and Curtis Granderson, it was clear that the front office was attempting to reduce spending and save for the winter. Perhaps Sandy Alderson & Co. will be able to re-sign at least Granderson since he provided a positive veteran presence along with great defense and productivity at the plate.

One Met likely not returning is Terry Collins. The 68 year-old manager holds a 980-996 record over his career with the Astros, Angels, and Mets. Since 2010, Collins has led the Mets to 536-562. While the Mets have not officially commented on who will manage the Mets in 2018, it is possible that the decision to remove Collins is mutual.

Some suggestions for manager have included Dick Scott, Bobby Valentine, Paul LoDuca, Joe McEwing, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Don Mattingly.

Regardless of who the Mets decide to hire as manager, extreme changes need to be made in order to ensure that the Mets are serious contenders come 2018. A main issue is the training staff as many fans have noticed. Too many Mets have had severe injuries that were improperly managed. The most glaring mistakes have come with the handling of Mets pitchers Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard.

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