Wednesday August 13th, 2014

New York Mets manager Terry Collins will likely return for a fifth season in New York, according to a report from Jon Heyman of

Heyman says the team plans to bring Collins back if the Mets "remain on their steady path of improvement, avoiding anything close to a collapse over the final 42 games."

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Collins' contract with the Mets runs through the 2015 season, with a club option for 2016. 

The Mets averaged 75 wins over Collins' first three seasons. They are on pace for 77 wins this year. 

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Collins previously managed the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels. Prior to joining the Mets he was the manager of the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.

- Dan Gartland

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