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Jim Leyland

Mets manager Collins gets contract through 2017

Terry Collins has a new contract to keep managing the New York Mets. He can only hope for a second chance in the World Series.

Three days after their rousing season ended with a stinging loss to Kansas City, the Mets rewarded Collins on Wednesday for piloting them to the National League pennant.

The Mets held a club option on Collins for 2016, but instead gave him a two-year deal through 2017. The oldest manager in the majors at 66, he has a 394-416 regular-season record in five years with New York.

"Terry did an extraordinary job this year under differing circumstances as time went on," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said during a news conference....