Mets fire Mickey Callaway after two seasons
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The New York Mets fired manager Mickey Callaway on Thursday. He was the team’s manager the last two seasons.
He was let go four days after the team’s final game of the season. The Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, in a walk-off win on Sunday, Sept. 29.
“We want to thank Mickey for his consistent work ethic and dedication over the last two seasons and I’m certain these characteristics will serve him well in his next opportunity,” Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said. “A decision like this is never easy; however, we believe it is in the best interest of the franchise at this time.”
As the team’s manager, he was 163-161 in those two seasons. He went 86-76 in his final season with the team.
During the 2019 season, the Mets finished in third place in the National League East. They were 11 games back of the Atlanta Braves in the standings.
The team went on an eight game win streak from Sunday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 10th. The team also had a seven game losing streak that went from Sunday, June 23 through Saturday, June 29th.
The Mets were in first place in the standings for 14 days. The last was on Wednesday, April 24th. They also were 16 games behind in the standings, as of Monday, Sept. 9.
New York went 48-33 at home. However, they were 38-43 on the road. The team’s best record of the season was in July when the team went 14-8.
The Mets swept two series on the season. They defeated the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox, 3-0 in each.
Before the 2018 season, Callaway guided the Mets to a 77-85 record in his first season with the team. The team finished that campaign in fourth place.