According to a report from the New York Post, New York Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen threw a chair during a postgame tirade on Friday night.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Well, Flushing, but you get the idea. The New York Mets are not doing well, at the moment.
According to a report from Mike Puma of the New York Post, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen threw a chair in a postgame meeting with manager Mickey Callaway and the coaching staff.
“After ripping the coaches, according to a source,” Puma writes. “the usually mild-mannered Van Wagenen picked up a chair and threw it and told Callaway to go conduct his ‘f–king press conference.’ Callaway provided no hint that anything was amiss as he met with reporters following the loss.
“Van Wagenen, reached by phone before the Mets faced the Phillies on Saturday, wouldn’t confirm or deny the incident.”
This is only the latest in a string of controversies for the Mets this season. Callaway’s job security has been a constant topic of debate. Not to mention, his blowup at a reporter after a brutal loss in Chicago was an embarrassing moment for the organization.
As the Mets continue to fall out of the playoff hunt, the pressure on the front office is mounting. Van Wagenen’s “big splash” move during the offseason was to bring in Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz.
Both players have underachieved thus far and there is even some consideration that the Mets could pull Diaz out of his role as the closer. That’s not happening yet, but if he continues to struggle, it could become a distinct possibility.