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On Monday, New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen stated his support for manager Mickey Callaway despite growing pressure.

Everything is going wrong for the New York Mets, but they are sticking by their manager, Mickey Callaway. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen reiterated his support for Callaway on Monday.

“We called a meeting today with the coaching staff and with the players,” Van Wagenen said. “The purpose of this meeting had many different aspects to it. First and foremost, it was to make clear to the coaches, make clear to Mickey, and make sure the players understood that I, the front office, and the entire ownership group has support of Mickey Callaway as our manager. Mickey is our manager now, Mickey is our manager going forward.”

Although this comes off as a strong endorsement, Van Wagenen wouldn’t commit to Callaway for a specific length of time. For what it’s worth, Callaway said that he has always felt supported by the organization.

Callaway’s precarious job status was a bit overshadowed after the bombshell news regarding Yoenis Cespedes’ most recent injury. However, the pressure is still on for Callaway. The Mets came into 2019 talking a big game. During the offseason, Van Wagenen declared the Mets the team to beat in the National League East.

The easiest way to dispell any rumors regarding Callaway’s job status is by winning. As it stands, the Mets are 6.5 games back of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets have lost five straight and will face Patrick Corbin, Max Scherzer, and Stephen Strasburg in a four-game set with the Washington Nationals.

Wilmer Font, after some confusion, will take the mound on Monday night. Callaway may have gotten a vote of confidence from the front office, but something needs to change in Flushing.

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