New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and manager Mickey Callaway to reportedly meet on Thursday.
To keep Mickey Callaway or to not keep Mickey Callaway? It’s the impending question New York Mets fans have pondered since their dreams of a Wild Card berth came to an end. It’s not just the fans though. It’s the front office as well.
Ultimately, a decision will be made soon enough, and it could happen as early as this current week. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen and Callaway will reportedly meet on Thursday ahead of the eventual outcome.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes, “Brodie Van Wagenen was scheduled to talk to Mickey Callaway on Thursday, with the plan to resolve the Mets managing situation no later than Friday, sources told The Post.”
If you saw how the Mets finished (86-76) compared to the spot they were in around June, you’d have reason to see how Callaway may stay. However, the talent in this ballclub’s lineup and potential should’ve absolutely led to a playoff appearance. That’s a reason to part ways with the New York manager.
Callaway has been with the Mets for two full seasons now, having yet to see the postseason. He’s under contract through the 2020 season, a year he potentially won’t be in Queens for.
It’s also notable that Callaway was not brought in by Van Wagenen.
The Mets were eliminated with four games remaining in the regular season after the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals clinched the two National League Wild Card spots.