After the New York Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, there was a lot of tension inside New York’s clubhouse.
This is what happened in the clubhouse: Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas was defending something that Manager Mickey Callaway was saying to a reporter.
Callaway told a reporter to leave the clubhouse and he called him a mother f* multiple times.
Vargas threatened to knock the reporter out. He charged at him and Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard had to hold him back.
The reporter left the clubhouse shortly afterwards.
After that meltdown, it will be interesting to see whether or not Mickey Callaway still has a job on Monday before the New York Mets begin a four-game set on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies.
This will likely be the final straw for him as people thought he should have been fired a while ago.
It would be interesting to see who would potentially replace him as the manager. I think they would either make Bench Coach Jim Riggleman or Syracuse Mets Manager Tony DeFrancesco the interim manager for the remainder of 2019.
Joe Giradi would be more of an option for 2020, but would it be possible to bring him in for the rest of the season?
The person that is really responsible for this entire mess is General Manager Brodie Van Waganen.
Look, a lot of people will blame the Wilpon’s for this mess and that is true also because they are the owners of this ball club.
With that being said, Van Waganen opened up his mouth before the season and told teams to come and get them.
Do you want to know what has happened ever since then? Teams have gotten them and they are currently in fourth place in the NL East with a 37-41 record.
What is absolutely amazing about this whole mess for the New York Mets is that they are only four games back of the Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot in the National League.
I do think that there is enough time in the season to make a managerial change. With that being said if they miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, New York should fire their general manager after just one season and start the search for that position all over again.
He has not given Mickey Callaway the necessary players in order to win especially with the bullpen.
The Mets should have hired Chaim Bloom as the general manager this past offseason. He is currently the Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Tampa Bay Rays. It would not be much of a surprise to see him become a general manager with a team in the major leagues sometime soon.
New York has some good players on the roster like Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto, Edwin Diaz, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, and Wilson Ramos.
Other than that, they have a below average roster and the New York Mets also have one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball.
Trading away prospect outfielder Jared Kelenic in part of the Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz trade to the Seattle Mariners seems to be a monster mistake for this franchise right now.
The organization is a mess right now and they need to find a way to settle this storm. If the Mets don’t figure this out anytime soon, the rest of the 2019 season will feel like an eternity.
They could potentially trade some players like starting pitcher Zack Wheeler and third baseman Todd Frazier at the trade deadline.
New York will have a ton of question marks heading into 2020 if this team continues to be an soap opera. Fans continue to show their frustration with these loses mounting up.