The Mets’ higher-ups are set to meet this week to make personnel decisions, per Jon Heyman. The most significant decision they’ll need to make is whether or not to retain Mickey Callaway as manager heading into the 2020 season.
Coming off a rocky rookie season as manager in 2018, during which he made more than a handful of highly-questionable in-game moves, Callaway’s 2019 season wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. On top of the continuation of head-scratching moves, he got into it with Newsday reporter Tim Healey, losing his temper and demanding that Healey be removed from the clubhouse while mixing in some four-letter words. But Callaway is under contract through the 2020 season, and the fact that the Mets didn’t fire him on the final day of the season at least leaves the door open to the team bringing him back.
At least one other top coaching spot will presumably be discussed, as Phil Regan served as the team’s pitching coach from the time that Dave Eiland was fired earlier this year through the end of the season. The 82-year-old did a great job, overseeing a very strong second half by the Mets’ starting rotation. A longtime member of the organization, it’ll be interesting to see what the Mets ask of him heading into 2020.