In what can only come as a relief to every fan in New York Mets that isn’t related to former Mets manager Mickey Callaway, the team ended his shaky two-year tenure with his pink slip.
The manager was fired by the team, allowing them to pursue their own man for the job.
“This isn’t easy,” said GM Brodie Van Wagenen, who traveled to Florida with team COO Jeff Wilpon to fire Callaway in person. “Conversations like this are difficult, especially when people are putting their heart and souls into their work. We did feel like this move will give us the opportunity to continue our progression and ultimately get to us to where we want to go as a team and a franchise.”
In Callaway’s defense, the former Indians pitching coach did have a winning record as the head coach—of 163-161—thanks to his 86-76 record this season.
The Mets finished third in the NL East after rallying from a brutal start to compete for a wild card.
It was just too brutal a start to save his job.
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