The New York Mets are considering a change at manager. A pivotal game on Sunday could end up deciding Mickey Callaway’s fate.
According to multiple reports, Callaway is on the hot seat entering Sunday. According to Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports, Joel Sherman of the New York Post, and Mike Puma of the Post, Callaway could be fired as early as Monday.
“A club source indicated Wilpon wasn’t planning to be in South Florida on Sunday, and it’s unlikely the first-year GM [Brodie] Van Wagenen would be left to make a managerial change without Wilpon present,” wrote Puma. “So any potential change probably wouldn’t come before the team returns to Citi Field to begin a homestand Monday.
Callaway is in a weird spot right now. He is only in his second season with the Mets after signing a three-year deal. However, he was not hired by Van Wagenen. Due to this arranged marriage of sorts, Callaway’s status as manager has always seemed precarious,
Despite the whispers about his job status, Callaway is trying to stay focused on the task at hand.
“I am coming in [Sunday] to manage the New York Mets,” Callaway said via Puma. “I am going to be enthusiastic about it and continue to lead this team to something special.”
The Mets are looking to avoid a sweep at the hands of the lowly Miami Marlins. Callaway’s job could depend on it.