After two seasons & a 163-161 record in that time, the Mets upper Management released Mickey Callaway as manager of the New York Mets.
Strangely, after an 86 win season with much improvement as the season went on, Callaway was released. He is the first Mets manager in team history to be let go after managing a full winning season.
There were many questionable decisions, some bad managing of relief pitchers, bringing the wrong line up card to umpires before a game & an altercation with a reporter who was annoying him. 2018 was a disaster but 2019 was good, almost making the post season, finishing ten games over .500.
Mets chief operating officer, Jeff Wilpon & GM Brodie Van Wagenen, flew down to North Florida to meet with Callaway at his home.
At the end of the conversation he was fired from his job two years into his three year deal. He will get an additional $850,000 this year, in what was the final year of the contract.
Quotes- Brodie Van Wagenen: "This isn't easy. Conversations like this are difficult, especially when people are putting their hearts & souls into their work. But we did feel like this move will give us the opportunity to continue our progression & ultimately get us to where we want to do as a team & as a franchise".