Former New York Mets shortstop José Reyes seems to subliminally provide his take on the firing of manager Mickey Callaway.
On Thursday, the New York Mets made their first big offseason decision. The front office, led by general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, decided to part ways with manager Mickey Callaway. This comes after Callaway managed the team for two seasons, leading them to zero postseason appearances.
Some fans are happy about the decision, while some aren’t. It’s tough to get a read on this being that there were reasons to keep Callaway as well as reasons to can him. However, one individual that definitely seems to be a fan of the move is former Mets shortstop José Reyes.
I’m happy now😀
— Jose Reyes (@lamelaza_7) October 3, 2019
The 36-year-old provided three simple words to express his feelings over the situation. Now, obviously, Reyes isn’t exactly discussing the Callaway firing within the tweet. But it does come after the news was made public, so there’s an extremely good chance it’s regarding that.
Reyes and Callaway were together with the Mets for one season in 2018, a year in which the Mets finished 77-85 and in fourth place in the National League East division.
Reyes hit four home runs that season with 16 RBIs and a slash line of .189/.260/.320 through 110 appearances.
With Callaway now out of Queens, that leaves the Mets with a vacant manager position. It’s unclear when the decision and hiring of a new manager will take place, but there’s definitely a lingering shortlist of candidates. This list could include Joe Girardi, David Cone, Joe Maddon, to name a few. Former Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran is already out as a candidate.