New York Mets Expected To Name Mickey Callaway Next Manager (Report)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 03: Pitching Coach Mickey Callaway #32 of the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor #12 react to a two run from home from Yan Gomes #10 to take a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 3, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Former Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway is expected to be named the 21st manager in New York Mets history.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post was the first to break the news that the Mets had settled on Mickey Callaway as their next manager, adding that contract details were being worked on Sunday afternoon.

Callaway, 42, has spent the past five seasons as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians. His tutelage was a big reason why the Tribe’s pitching staff has become one of MLB’s finest, leading the AL in strikeouts for four consecutive years (2013-17).

That bodes well for the Mets, whose chances of future success remain largely tied to their injury riddled-yet-talented staff.

A seventh-round pick by Tampa Bay in 1996, Callaway spent parts of five years in the majors with three different teams—the Rays, the then-Anaheim Angels and the Texas Rangers. Over 40 games (20 starts), he went 4-11 with a 6.27 ERA and 1.71 WHIP.

Callaway might not be the sexiest name that was discussed as a possible replacement for Terry Collins, but he’ll bring a fresh perspective and voice to the clubhouse, something the Mets sorely need—and that hitting coach Kevin Long would have been unable to deliver.

I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.