Mets Go Outside The Box To Hire Mickey Callaway As New Manager
The Mets today will introduce Mickey Callaway after the team and the former Indians pitching coach "agreed on a three-year deal for the 42-year old" to succeed Terry Collins. This appears to be the "outside-the-box hire the Mets needed to make to inject some life into the franchise" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 10/23). The Mets "did not fall into the oldest trap in the manual of hiring managers. They did not use familiarity as a crutch. They did not give extra credit to pre-existing relationships. They were willing to be impressed. And Mickey Callaway impressed them" (N.Y. POST, 10/23).