New York Mets: Three thoughts on the Mets ahead of 2019

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Give Skip time.

When a new GM comes and seemingly wipes the prospect pool and payroll clean like Brodie Van Waganen did when he first came on, he set the tone that no one is safe. While giving Jacob deGrom an extension suppressed his aggressiveness to bring in new faces, there is still one thing lingering that I do not like.

Mickey Callaway shouldn’t be on such a thin leash, which I would assume he is. I fully understand that Van Waganen was not the man who brought in Mickey Callaway to manage, but that does not mean he shouldn’t be on such thin ice.

Mickey Callaway has been the manager for one season. That is it. He had a lackluster roster and still took the Mets to an incredibly hot start and finish last season. Yeah, he had his hiccups, but it takes more than 162 games to learn how to be the best manager at the big league level. If Callaway has been here, three, four years before Brodie, then I would say yeah, keep his leash short.

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However, Callaway is has not been on the Mets much longer than Van Waganen. If anything, the new GM should be happy he kept Callaway around because he might be able to help him get to know some of the players that were here last season and help him do his job with the roster.

While I am not going to say that Callway should be 100% safe, I also do not think a bad should start should constitute any type of knee jerk reaction. It is a very long season and the Mets are not exactly playing in the easiest Division.

If the season is 80 games in, the Mets are terrible, and no one is playing to their potential, then sure, fire Callaway and try to save the season. But, if the Mets are chugging along and doing well, keep him around.

It might take time for all the new faces to mold with the old ones and there are a lot of moving parts when you build a team around pitching.

Callaway shouldn’t have to be worrying about his job during the first month of the season, while he still might not be literally worrying about it, I think giving him time to be a part of what is a new regime for everybody is a better idea.