New York Mets: Mickey Calloway’s Days Are Numbered (Episode #93)

In Week-7 of the 2019 season, the New York Mets lost 5 straight games. We discuss Mickey Calloway’s future with the team and more in Episode #93 of WTTSPod.

Entering Monday, the New York Mets had lost 5 straight games and were swept by the Miami Marlins this past weekend. In their last two games, they were shut out twice by Miami and only managed to put together 3 total hits. These games featured TWO baserunning blunders by Robinson Cano, who is notoriously known for not running out grounders.

This begs two questions regarding the New York Mets:

  • Is Mickey Calloway right that things are “piling up on Cano?”
  • Is Mickey Calloway’s job in danger? Who can replace Calloway?

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As we said last week Vlad Jr is on fire. In his first 13 games, Vlad was hitting .191 / .283 / .234 with 0 HR. Since then, in 6 games he’s hitting .333 / .417 / .905 with 4 HR including this one.

Speaking of hitters that are on fire, Freddie Freeman has homered in 4 straight games. He now has 200 career home runs. With the emergence of Josh Bell, who do you take right now?

Through 46 games this season, Cody Bellinger is currently hitting .405 this season. To put this in perspective, the last hitter to hit .400 or better in a season was Ted Williams in 1941. That season, through 46 games Williams had 1 more hit in 2 fewer ABs than Bellinger currently has.

  • Can Bellinger finish the season with .400 or better AVG?

Want to acknowledge something cool that happened this weekend when the Red Sox took on the Astros. A kid announced Michael Chavis, and then Chavis rewarded him with a home run. More of this in baseball!

We cap the show off by providing your with a recap of the Game of Thrones series finale.

Episode #93 Contents:

(Opener) MLB’s Blackout Restrictions SUCK!

(06:16) New York Mets: Why Mickey Calloway’s days are numbered.

(25:18) Players on Fire: Vlad Jr. and Freddie Freeman

(40:28) Cody Bellinger: The Next .400 hitter

(51:36) How MLB can make fans for life

(1:01:52) GoT Series Finale Recap

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Author: Manny Gómez

Having grown up in Washington Heights, a small Dominican neighborhood just one mile away from Yankee Stadium, Manny is a life-long Yankees fan. He began pursuing his passion for writing about baseball in March 2018 when he co-founded a small baseball media company called Welcome to THE SHOW. Manny is also a contributor at Call to the Pen. Follow Manny on twitter @MannyGo3.

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