Mickey Callaway Releases Statement After Being Fired by Mets

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Mickey Callaway's firing on Thursday ended a mostly disappointing tenure.

The Mets missed the playoffs and were at times pathetic during Callaway's two years at the helm. However, the 44-year-old told the New York Post that he's proud of the team's accomplishments during that time.

Under Callaway's watch, the Mets rebounded from a 77-85 record in 2018 to go 86-76 in 2019. However, some of his decisions, coupled with some TERRIBLE luck surrounding Jeurys Familia and Edwin Diaz, could arguably be the two biggest reasons the team missed the postseason.

After all, they only missed the playoffs by three games.

Callaway said that his two years in New York "humbled me, educated me, matured me, and motivated me all at the same time" and that he is excited for his next opportunity. Many are already speculating that he could be the Phillies pitching coach next season.

Many fans of the Amazins are not sad to see Callaway go, but at least he's going out in a classy way.