Another Big Market Managerial Opening: Mets Fire Mickey Callaway

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Another Big Market Managerial Opening: Mets Fire Mickey Callaway

Chicago Cubs

As the Cubs embark on a managerial search at a busy time for managerial openings, they’ve got one more theoretical competitor in the market: today the New York Mets fired manager Mickey Callaway.

It was a contentious year for the former Indians pitching coach, who made it two seasons in New York. The front office went balls out to create a contender, which the Mets kinda were for a while, but they never quite got over the hump. Disappointment in New York is not well-received, and, particularly after various bits of clubhouse drama (including a scuffle at Wrigley Field), Callaway was always a good bet to get the ax.

Notably, Carlos Beltran already came in for a preemptive mention by Ken Rosenthal, and he is one of those up-and-coming types who is naturally going to be speculated about for all gigs (including the Cubs):

Stay tuned on the Mets’ search, as well as that of the Padres, Giants, Angels, Royals, and Pirates.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.