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Mets Morning News: Mets fire Mickey Callaway, won’t bring back Riggleman

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MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

In a move that wasn’t totally unexpected, the Mets parted ways with manager Mickey Callaway.

There are plenty of managerial candidates out there for the Mets to choose from as they begin their search but where should they turn to find the right person for the job (paywall alert).

Callaway clearly wasn’t the man for the job and the organization needs to make sure they choose the right person to build upon what was already established.

Brodie Van Wagenen has connections around the league which could help give the Mets an edge in their search.

Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter are possibilities as Callaway’s replacement and David Cone is open to the idea.

Callaway wasn’t the only one who lost his job. Bench coach Jim Riggleman was also let go.

Van Wagenen also said that neither Edwin Diaz or Noah Syndergaard is going anywhere this offseason.

Around the National League East

Despite some late inning heroics, the Braves dropped Game 1 of the NLDS to the Cardinals. Ronald Acuna did not initially run out of the box on a ball down the left field line which might have cost his team a run.

Miami is most decidedly not in the playoffs but plenty of former Marlins are.

The Nationals were shut out by the Dodgers in Game 1.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Matheny is rumored to be the front runner for the vacant Royals managerial position.

A shoulder injury forced the Yankees to leave C.C. Sabathia off the ALDS roster.

The Reds took a step forward last season and are ready to be active this offseason.

Clayton Kershaw is well aware of how many opportunities he has had to win and feels a sense of urgency with every passing year.

Carlos Martinez didn’t pitch well against the Braves but he was more upset with Ronald Acuna’s home run trot.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Cory Lack wrote about the Callaway firing.

Brian Salvatore recapped Polar Bear Pete’s memorable rookie season.

The 2019 Mets were fun.

On Episode 24 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Brian and Chris talk about the joyful end to the 2019 season.

This Date in Mets History

After another losing season, both Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were let go on this date in 2010.