New York Mets Fire Manager Mickey Callaway

Liam McKeone
New York Mets v Atlanta Braves
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In a move that won't shock the majority of the baseball world, the New York Mets have fired manager Mickey Callaway. The team announced the news on Thursday.

The Mets made a surprise run at the NL Wild Card spots after the All-Star break, but faltered down the stretch, effectively sealing Callaway's fate. He did a fine job bringing along the young talent in New York, most notably Pete Alonso, but was otherwise underwhelming.

The Mets went 163-161 in two years under Callaway. With a decent starting rotation, a budding star in Alonso, and some other young pieces in the wings, the Mets have a fairly attractive position open. They'll join the Padres, Cubs, and Royals, among others, in searching for a new manager this offseason.