Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Mickey Callaway

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If the Mets make the post season, it will be in spite of Mickey Callaway’s game management. If the Mets don’t make the post season it will be because of Mickey Callaway’s game management. Unless the Met offense can win every game out 10-0 Mickey Callaway is going to have to make decisions in a 3-2, 1-0, 2-1 game. That isn’t good news for Met fans. Biggest issue I have with Callaway is that in a tight game he has no,no feel for when to leave a pitcher in (Steven Matz vs Atlanta 8-14-19) or when a pitcher doesn’t have it and needs to get pulled (8-15-19 vs Atlanta Drew Gagnon after he surrender back to back homers in a 10-8 win that should have been a 10-4 win) Callaway is a former pitching coach, pitching coaches have a feel for their pitchers they are the gurus that get into the pitchers head. Callaway was the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians before coming to New York as Met manager. No one loses a feel for something like that when they move to a position of oversight. Yet I have to believe he never had a feel for pitchers. His moves as manager says as much. Meaningful games in August with Callaway at the helm will it mean agony in September? Met fans can only hope that isn’t the case. Looking ahead into the future after the season…  If it was me …at the end of the season I would have to look into replacing Callaway with say…Joe Girandi as manager.


Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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