Former Mets manager Terry Collins said he will essentially be "another set of eyes" in his new role as special assistant to GM Sandy Alderson.
After seven seasons as the team's manager, leading New York to one World Series appearance and two total playoff berths, Collins resigned at the end of the 2017 season to work in the front office alongside Alderson.
"I will do whatever Sandy needs me to,'' Collins told the New York Post's Kevin Kernan. "I will be another set of eyes, and one of the things is to make sure the instruction at the minor league level is efficient. We have to make sure, when they call up a player, he's ready. I think I still have something to give to the game."
Alderson said in October he and Collins would work to change the team's culture in the minor leagues and work in player development. Though he said he will miss managing, Collins said he would do whatever he can to help his replacement, Mickey Callaway.
"I will do whatever I can to make sure Mickey has better players and the organization is better,'' Collins said.
Collins said he is excited for outfielder Jay Bruce to return to New York and said he believes if Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey remain healthy, they can be the aces they showed they are capable of being.
"I think Mickey's biggest task is be able to regulate those starters' innings so those guys can give you 170 innings after having only 70 the year before,'' Collins said.