According to reports, the Mets have selected Terry Collins as their newest manager. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz told ESPN that, "We've made our decision and we're working on the terms of a contract." Collins previously managed the Houston Astros from 1994 to 1996 and the then-Anaheim Angels from 1997 to 1999, compiling a 444-434 record, but has not been a major league manager in over a decade. Collins also managed in the Japanese leagues (where he allegedly found love). Last year, he served as the Mets’ minor league field coordinator, giving him an overview of the entire farm system. According to the News, the Mets valued Collins' "fiery, old-school approach to the game," which helped him beat out other candidates such as Bob Melvin, Chip Hale and Wally Backman.