Monday, June 24, 2019

Van Wagenen is managing Mets games from home in ‘unusual’ struggle

There's the thinking out there that Mets manager Mickey Callaway is a puppet who doesn't have on-field authority to make decisions. 
This story appears to give that idea legs.   

NY Post reports as general manager Brodie Van Wagenen continues to insist his manager has full autonomy on game decisions for the Mets, a specific example has surfaced that indicates otherwise.

According to an industry source, it was the rookie GM who instructed Mickey Callaway to remove Jacob deGrom from a game in Arizona earlier this month in which the Mets ace sustained a hip cramp. After deGrom was removed from the game in the seventh inning, the bullpen imploded in a loss that added to the frustration of a 2-5 road trip.

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