The ineptitude of Mickey Callaway continues as the New York Mets’ manager was unaware of the status of Yoenis Cespedes’ injury.
First-time manager Mickey Callaway is having a rough year with the New York Mets. The team is wallowing at the bottom of the National League standings and what was once a promising season, is all but over.
But that doesn’t mean Callaway is done making mistakes. Not by a long shot.
Yoenis Cespedes returned to action for the first time since May on Friday night against the Yankees. While Callaway initially assumed his star outfielder would be back in the everyday lineup, that’s not the case.
Mickey Callaway opened today's press conference by saying he was completely unaware what Cespedes revealed last night about his heel issues, which may require major surgery.
"I'm not quite exactly sure what he said," Callaway said. "I just know he came in pretty sore today."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 21, 2018
Red flags should fly anytime a manager uses the phrase “not quite exactly sure.” Not knowing the status of your star player isn’t a good look for any manager, let alone a first-year manager in the most unforgiving media market in sports.
For a guy that came in preaching accountability and a culture change, Callaway has been more of the same for Mets fans.
He’s been clueless thus far. He doesn’t look the part. The Mets needed a steady hand to come in and right the ship, but instead, Callaway’s brought ineptitude.
Per previous reports, Callaway’s job appears to be safe. But could anyone blame the Mets if they part ways at the conclusion of the season? The organization plans to bring in a general manager from outside the organization. Will the new GM be willing to give Callaway another year to prove himself?
Obviously, writing a manager off halfway through the season is a bit drastic. But aside from the 11-1 start to the season, Callaway has been brutal. This miscommunication is another example in a long list of miscues from the Mets skipper.