In the final year of his contract, Collins led the Mets to their first National League pennant in 15 years before losing to the Kansas City Royals in five games.
Collins, 66, took over a 79-83 Mets team after the 2010 season and has compiled a 394–416 record in five years with New York.
Collins agreed to a two-year extension with the Mets after the 2013 season that included a club option for 2016. Collins earned $1.1 million for the 2015 season.
Collins previously served as Houston Astros manager from 1994 to 1996 and Anaheim Angels manager from 1997 to 1999. After a break from the Major Leagues, Collins coached the Orix Buffaloes in Japan and the Chinese national team at the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Collins also has 11 years of managerial experience in the minor leagues.
Collins is the oldest manager in baseball and has previously hinted that he would like to coach for another two to three years before retiring, according to The New York Post.
- Christopher Chavez