The Mets are just on a whole different level of crazy in 2019.
In case you were worried Brodie Van Wagenen wasn't qualified to be a GM, how about a manager? First-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen reportedly texted a member of the dugout staff in the middle of the game to get Mickey Callaway to pull starter Jacob deGrom.
It's another wild piece of information to add to the bulletin board of absurd things to happen with the Mets this year, including a recent wild spat between Callaway and a member of the media.
Callaway has been under fire virtually all season for his odd managing techniques. He seems to either leave his pitchers in for far too long or pull them way too early, with very little in between.
This recent news might mean that some of that scrutiny is undeserved. It's good to have communication between the coaching staff and the front office, but it must be hard for him to manage with Van Wagenen breathing down his neck all of the time.
Van Wagenen was hailed as the next big thing when he signed on as the Mets' new general manager, but it's clear that his inexperience is getting the better of him.
Couple that with a manager who already struggled the year prior, and you've got a recipe for disaster.
The last thing the Mets needed was micromanagement from the front office. They've got enough on their plate as it is, with Callaway's tussle with the media and the team's poor performance this year.
Now they've got issues with the man who's constructing the roster and the one trying to manage it.