"It means I've been lucky to stay here long enough to get that," Collins said, according to MLB.com (June 17, 2:25 am). "I love what I do, but I'm all about the players. I'm not about what I accomplish or anything else."
Davey Johnson (595-417) and Bobby Valentine (536-467) are the only Mets managers with more victories.
"It's certainly an honor to be in that class," Collins concluded.
Matthew Cerrone: I like Terry, and I think he's done a decent-enough job. I want him to be hugely successful, because it means the Mets have been hugely successful. But, his 340 wins have more to do with how quickly managers have been fired before him, how poorly they did when at the helm, and how Collins has managed to not be fired in four seasons, despite being 37 games below .500 during that time. According to countless reports, Sandy Alderson considered letting Collins go last September, but didn't. He's under contract this season with a team option for 2016. I still think that he's gone if this team stumbles hard, especially since they're currently 36-30 and in first place in mid-June. In that case, if the Mets slip and fail to build on where they are, I'd keep a close on Bud Black and Ron Gardenhire, who will both be looking for new gigs this winter.