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October 4, 2019
Mickey Callaway went 11-1 in his first 12 games as manager of the New York Mets. After that, nothing ever seemed to go smoothly for him again.
Following more than a year of near-constant speculation about his job security, Callaway was fired Thursday by the Mets after missing the playoffs in both his seasons at the helm.
The move came four days after New York wrapped up an 86-76 campaign that marked a nine-win improvement over his 2018 debut. But a strong second half wasn’t enough to save the embattled Callaway, who had one year remaining on his contract. (READ MORE) by Mike Fitzpatrick | AP
The Mets relieved Mickey Callaway of his managerial duties Thursday, and one of his former players seem pretty pleased.
Jose Reyes wrote “I’m happy now” on Twitter just 20 minutes after the team announced that Callaway would be dismissed after his second season, despite his contract running through 2020. (READ MORE) by Mollie Walker | NY Post
The New York Mets could have waited, and gone into next year with Mickey Callaway one bad game decision away from being fired, but why wait?
They knew last season he wasn’t right for the job, and twice was almost fired, but even after finishing with a winning record, didn’t believe he was capable of leading them to the promised land.
So they are paying Callaway $1.050 million to go away, the first Mets manager in history to be fired with a winning record, 86-76, after a full season. The Mets believe they are ready to win now and no longer had the patience to tolerate Callaway’s mistakes. (READ MORE) by Bob Nightengale | USA TODAY