Thursday catch-all thread (8/15/19)

“I’d make that move 100 times out of 100” – Mickey Callaway on his decision to remove Steven Matz from the game

That sound you just heard was me jumping on the bandwagon to get rid of Callaway ASAP. I was in favor of his hiring and gave him a pass last year for learning on the job and dealing with all of the injuries. But he’s managed nearly 300 games in the majors and if he hasn’t learned by now – he can learn somewhere else.

It’s great to have the courage of your convictions. But sometimes you’re just wrong and you have to admit you were wrong. Doubling down on a wrong move doesn’t make you strong or a leader. It just makes you doubly wrong.

The idea isn’t that you need to be right in your moves 100% of the time. That’s an impossible standard. The goal is to be able to examine what you did and learn from your mistakes.

This was the managerial equivalent of swinging at a curve two feet outside and in the dirt and saying you’d swing at that pitch again.

And this doesn’t even take into account leaving Lugo in the game when it was clear that he didn’t have it, not bringing in his LOOGY to face Matt Joyce but bringing him in to face Ozzie Albies.

It’s mind boggling that a former pitcher and very successful pitching coach does such a bad, bad job of in-game handling of his pitchers.

7 comments for “Thursday catch-all thread (8/15/19)

  1. August 15, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Maybe the Mets grow a pair and fire him now!
    Btw The Orioles were eliminated yesterday from the divisional race

  2. Metsense
    August 15, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Callaway is so clueless. He said that he brought in the best reliever in baseball. If Lugo had his stuff was he going to pitch the 7th, 8th and 9th? Of course not! Wouldn’t you save the best reliever in baseball to pitch the eighth and ninth inning? Even his answers are illogical.

  3. Charles Hangley
    August 15, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    The only thing Mickey Callaway has in common with Miller Huggins or Casey Stengel is that all 3 are dead at the present time and you could look it up.

    • TexasGusCC
      August 18, 2019 at 3:07 am

      LOL, brutal Charlie.

  4. August 15, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    I Love Conforto…. I wish he’d develop a 2 strike approach

  5. Eraff
    August 16, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    How do I get a password for game chatter? Yes

    • August 16, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Check your Yahoo account. Sent it to you earlier

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