Report: Jim Riggleman is favorite if Mets make managerial change
The New York Mets are in freefall, and though manager Mickey Callaway is still employed, his position is so tenuous that potential replacements are already being mentioned.
In the wake of a weekend sweep at the hands of the lowly Miami Marlins, the Mets are now 20-25, six games adrift of the first-place Philadelphia Phillies. In light of that, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that it is only a matter of time before Callaway is fired, with Jim Riggleman the early favorite to replace him.
The #Mets are shut out again, held to two or fewer hits in back-to-back games for the 1st time in 52 years. They are swept by the #Marlins in ugly series. The question is no longer whether Mickey Calloway will remain manager, but who will replace him? Jim Riggleman is favorite
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 19, 2019
Riggleman went 64-80 as the Cincinnati Reds’ interim manager in 2018.
The expectation was that Callaway would survive the team’s road trip. He did, but that’s over now as the team returns home to face the Washington Nationals on the back of a five-game losing streak. His days could be numbered.