Just two years after making the World Series, the New York Mets have fallen on hard times. The young, powerful rotation is not what it once was. Now, manager Terry Collins is likely to pay the price. According to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports, the Mets are likely to have a new manager in 2018. Collins has been the manager of the Mets since the 2010 season. He had stints with the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels with a career record of 980-996.

Mets have likely rebuild

There are huge question marks surrounding the status of Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard. Both have had significant injuries this season. Syndergaard, the crowned jewel in the RA Dickey trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, is just 24-years-old but is coming back from a serious injury.

Harvey has dealt with injuries for two straight years. Jacob DeGrom could be traded in the offseason, while the Mets have no productive position players.

The Mets do not have a strong farm system either. They are sitting in the purgatory of baseball by being just mediocre. If the Mets are looking into rebuild mode, then a placeholder manager makes sense. There have been no reports on who would take over the Mets just yet.

Collins likely done for good after this year

With Collins likely ending his managerial duties after this season, the only positive that could come out of this season is his chances of getting to 1,000 career victories. That would require 20 more wins in the final 36 games. It's not impossible, but it would have to be a strong finish. At the age of 68, Collins will likely call it quits.

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Who makes sense?

Taking a look at the league and who is available, the Mets could hire within. However, Clint Hurdle is a name that pops up as a possible contender. Hurdle is notorious for taking teams and turning their ballclubs around. Hurdle has had a tough time with the Pirates these past two seasons and could be out the door. He also has success with the Rockies, including taking the team to a World Series in 2007.

Brad Ausmus could be another name linked to the team. Ausmus has spent the last two seasons with the Detroit Tigers but has seen little success. If the Mets are going into rebuild mode and have little expectations, the team could hire a "filler manager" such as Ausmus. Another name is Freddi Gonzalez. He has knowledge of the NL East, having been the manager of the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. None of these names could be hired as well, as there could be a minor league coach that could be promoted.