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Sport Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway

19:30  03 october  2019
19:30  03 october  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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NY Mets Manager Mickey Callaway is an incompetent baseball manager . The guy has no clue how to manage a baseball team. He is clueless when it comes to the bullpen and has no idea how to construct a lineup. He cannot manage a baseball team and needs to be fired .

Mets managers -- and general managers , for that matter -- are about 50-50 on this, because New York Mets owners go by the name Wilpon. Mickey Callaway is not an unreasonable man. He’s not, though reasonable men don’t generally respond to common niceties with hard profanity.

Mickey Callaway wasn’t hired by Brodie Van Wagenen. And now he’s out as Mets manager.

a close up of Mickey Callaway wearing a hat: Aug 2, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) looks on from the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports© Provided by Oath Inc. Aug 2, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) looks on from the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have fired Callaway after two seasons and with a year remaining on his contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Callaway finishes his Mets tenure with a 163-161 mark after guiding them to back-to-back third-place finishes.

Callaway did little to distinguish himself in his two seasons as the Mets manager, which are remembered more for embarrassing moments than on the field success. Callaway — who was hired by previous general manager Sandy Alderson — was brought back for the 2019 season after Van Wagenen joined the club last offseason. While the 44-year-old Callaway was retained, it always seemed a matter of time until Van Wagenen would hire his own manager.

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Michael Christopher “ Mickey ” Callaway (born May 13, 1975) is a former American professional baseball pitcher and current manager of the New York Mets .

Mets manager Mickey Callaway is in steaming hot water after an incident in his clubhouse on Sunday afternoon. The Mets are under immense pressure to do something, whether that be firing Callaway or disciplining him. Signs point towards the latter at the moment.

Callaway deserves credit for guiding the Mets to an 86-76 record in 2019, yet the general sentiment is the Mets manager cost his team a few wins this season. That loomed large when the Mets missed the playoffs by three games.

A former American League pitching coach, Callaway struggled with late-game bullpen management, making questionable decisions — particularly when it came to utilizing the double switch.

In one memorable game this year, Callaway panicked after his team grabbed a lead in the seventh inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves, throwing top reliever Seth Lugo into the game with little warning. The Mets ultimately lost the game.

Callaway’s biggest blunder, however, came last year against the Cincinnati Reds when his team batted out of order, an egregious mistake. While Callaway has been a good sport about that moment, even joking about it during the New York Baseball Writers Association of America dinner, it was difficult to move past.

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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway smiles before the game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. But after Sunday's game, Mets higher-ups had not reached the point of firing their manager . Having said that, the team believes that its roster is severely underperforming.

Inevitably, the question has moved along the scale from a whisper to a shout: should the Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway ? Joel Sherman of the New York Post portrays Callaway as a “nice guy trying gangsta” in panning the sophomore skipper’s recent attempts to drive production from the team.

The manager also put himself in the headlines this year for berating a reporter after a tough loss in Chicago that featured questionable managerial tactics. Callaway reacted to an innocent remark from a reporter by dressing him down in front of his players. Callaway then continued to berate the reporter while calling for a media relations official to remove the reporter from the clubhouse.

Callaway did not brush off criticism all that well, which can be problematic in New York.

Within the clubhouse, there was not great affection for Callaway either positively or negatively. Some liked him more than the previous manager, Terry Collins. Others had issues with how he used his bullpen, particularly the fact that roles weren’t always defined.

When the Mets were swept by the Miami Marlins in May — bringing Callaway’s job status in question — several players took the blame, saying the series should not fall on the manager, but on them for not performing as expected.

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Mets manager Mickey Callaway cussed out a reporter, and that should be the final gaffe in his tenure with the organization. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). ASSOCIATED PRESS. It’s time to fire Mickey Callaway to be fired . The New York Mets second-year manager has seen his tenure questioned

NY Mets Manager Mickey Callaway is an incompetent baseball manager . The guy has no clue how to manage a baseball team. He is clueless when it comes to the bullpen and has no idea how to construct a lineup. He cannot manage a baseball team and needs to be fired .

The Mets eventually turned things around in the second half, but part of a manager’s job is to put his team in the best position to succeed. It seemed far too often that Callaway did not do that.

The pressure now falls on Van Wagenen to find the right choice to lead this team. The Mets believe they have a roster that should be contending for a championship. Van Wagenen’s team did not deliver on his “come get us” challenge, and his win-now moves such as acquiring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz have hurt this team’s staying power.

Van Wagenen likes to be flashy, and it would not be surprising to see him try to find a way to corral a top choice such as Joe Girardi, Joe Maddon or Buck Showalter. However, the Mets do not pay their managers well. Callaway made less than $1 million this past season, making him one of the lowest-paid managers in the sport.

Each of those established managers will come at a significant cost.

The Mets are also known as a team that is not easy to work for, and tend to hire managers that are easier to control. Callaway was viewed by many as a puppet who did the front office bidding. Look no further than how Van Wagenen, according to sources, let the dugout know to remove Jacob deGrom from a game, an allegation he later denied.

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Should Mickey Callaway still be the Mets ’ manager come Monday night’s game in Philadelphia? Mets should get on with it and fire Mickey Callaway after latest clubhouse embarrassment. It’s not Mickey Callaway ’s fault his bullpen is so lousy, but it’s time for the Mets to cut bait.

So manager Mickey Callaway is all but assured of finishing his second season as Mets skipper the same way he did his first: at home, watching the All season long, there have been grumblings that Mets first-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen wants to replace Callaway in the dugout.

One internal candidate could be quality control coach, Luis Rojas.

The Mets do not have any other coaches under control beyond this year although they are still paying former pitching coach Dave Eiland, who was fired earlier this year, through next year.

This post will be updated.

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Former manager Joe Girardi reportedly doing his due diligence on Mets .
Joe Girardi is doing his homework when it comes to landing his next managerial job.Girardi began doing his research on the Mets a couple of weeks before Callaway was let go, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. His ability to co-exist with the front office was one of the driving factors of his dismissal as manager of the New York Yankees, despite having managed them to a World Series title in 2009. If Girardi does return to the dugout — whether that be in New York, Chicago or elsewhere — the foundations of a solid working relationship with upper management will be an important box to check.

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