Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Mickey Callaway Newsbeat

Monday, June 03, 2019

Mets’ Mickey Callaway was never made for this

I sense an impending feeding frenzy.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 03, 2019 at 06:49 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, mickey callaway

Monday, May 20, 2019

Mickey Callaway’s greatest sin: Telling Mets GM what he wants to hear

Blood is in the water.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 20, 2019 at 09:09 AM | 70 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, mickey callaway

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Jacob deGrom, Mets fall to Marlins as Mickey Callaway’s seat gets hotter

MIAMI — Already, the speculative whispers outside the organization — from fans, from national and local media, from those with other teams — have grown to a steady murmur: Is Mickey Callaway in danger of getting fired?

If this keeps up, those conversations will be happening inside the organization, too.

The Mets lost to the Marlins, 8-6, on Friday night. They are 20-23 and only treading water during what is supposed to be an easy chunk of their schedule. Jacob deGrom was bad, giving up seven runs (six earned) in five innings to by far the worst-hitting team in baseball. Pete Alonso homered twice and J.D. Davis once, but multiple late rallies weren’t enough.

In the seventh, Robinson Cano jogged, barely, toward first base on a rally-ending double play. Cano, who declined to speak to reporters, said through a team spokesman that he didn’t know there was only one out in the inning because the Marlins Park video board indicated that there were two outs. Callaway said Cano proactively approached him to apologize.

Should I send out a job application, or would that be rash?

QLE Posted: May 18, 2019 at 08:02 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mets being mets, mickey callaway

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mickey Callaway’s unique message to Mets seems to have worked

Heading into last night’s contest against the Marlins, the Mets desperately needed a spark. They had lost five games on their six-game road trip, and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon saw a glimpse of the 2018 freefall and called a meeting with Mickey Callaway and Brodie Van Wagenen to figure out what the team could do better.

Callaway, then, gave a message to his team that he reiterated to reporters at Citi Field. And the inspiration behind his message comes from a little book called “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F—k.”

“There comes a point where you just got to forget it,” Callaway said. “Whatever has happened, if you are not injured, you are the same player you were two weeks ago when you were raking.

“The only thing different is your mindset because you’ve been struggling. There is a good book out there, I can’t tell you the title of that book, I’m sure you guys know what it is and it’s very true.”

Mind you, when playing the Marlins, the lyrics to “Winchester Cathedral” ought to be enough to motivate victory…..

QLE Posted: May 12, 2019 at 04:22 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: brodie van wagenen, mets being mets, mickey callaway

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mickey Callaway on Mets’ pitching issues: ‘It’s not concerning’

The Mets’ 5.57 team ERA is the third-worst in the majors, better than only the Orioles and Red Sox. But manager Mickey Callaway isn’t ready to sound the alarm.

“It’s not concerning,” Callaway said at Citi Field before Monday night’s game against the Phillies, noting that the sample size is far too small for the team to be worried.

Is Callaway right to not be alarmed? Maybe…

Famous last words….

 

QLE Posted: April 23, 2019 at 04:45 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: mets being mets, mickey callaway, pitching

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mets’ heightened expectations put Mickey Callaway on hot seat

Does any manager have more pressure to succeed than Mickey Callaway?

Jim Furtado Posted: February 14, 2019 at 08:55 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, mickey callaway

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
greenback slays lewks
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(3837 - 9:05pm, Jun 16)
Last: Crosseyed and Painless

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the weekend of June 15-16, 2019
(103 - 9:04pm, Jun 16)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogLetting teams trade picks is MLB Draft's path out of obscurity
(13 - 8:49pm, Jun 16)
Last: Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques

NewsblogYanks acquire Encarnacion from M's
(12 - 8:37pm, Jun 16)
Last: A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (June 2019)
(782 - 8:01pm, Jun 16)
Last: Davo cant be eatin thirty hot dogs every day

NewsblogMo 1st unanimous Hall electee; 3 others voted in
(142 - 7:35pm, Jun 16)
Last: Rally

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Baldrick Reports Live
(308 - 7:03pm, Jun 16)
Last: Baldrick

Gonfalon CubsThat was fun
(259 - 6:32pm, Jun 16)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting – Boston Herald
(76 - 6:32pm, Jun 16)
Last: Red Voodooin

NewsblogBrodie Van Wagenen's Mets take doesn't match what we're seeing
(5 - 6:22pm, Jun 16)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog2019 College World Series chatter
(6 - 4:31pm, Jun 16)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogWilson Ramos Learns Wife Is Pregnant While in On Deck Circle
(19 - 11:10am, Jun 16)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogKenley Jansen executed a rare intentional balk last night
(10 - 8:19am, Jun 16)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogBoston Red Sox’s Dave Dombrowski assesses team’s mediocre start: ‘I don’t think any of us are happy with where we are’ - masslive.com
(8 - 3:07am, Jun 16)
Last: Petunia inquires about ponies

NewsblogYou Are Cordially Invited to SOFTBALL IN THE CITY
(132 - 12:47am, Jun 16)
Last: villageidiom

Page rendered in 0.8596 seconds
69 querie(s) executed