Grim faces and awkward body language as Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and manager Mickey Callaway listen to GM Brodie Van Wagenen on Monday. NEW YORK — Coming off a disastrous 1-5 road trip capped by a three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins, the worst team in baseball, the Mets could very well have chosen to fire Mickey Callaway. “Mickey is our manager now and Mickey is our manager going forward,” Van Wagenen declared.
Posted: May 20, 2019, 11:37 pm
Managers are rarely the focal point of a baseball series, especially one between two longtime rivals expected to battle each other for a division title this season. But the New York Mets and Washington Nationals are both a long way from looking like contenders, which is why Mickey Callaway and Dave Martinez are likely to be in the uncomfortable spotlight Monday night when the Mets host the Nationals in the opener of a four-game series. Mets right-hander Drew Gagnon (1-0, 4.09 ERA) is expected to make his first start of the season when he opposes Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin (4-1, 2.91).
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:49 am