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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Joe Girardi seems to think Mets are underachieving

Joe Girardi

The New York Mets are once again falling well short of expectations, and it would be a surprise at this point if Mickey Callaway was still the manager of the team next season. Joe Girardi is one person who has been mentioned as his possible replacement, and it sure sounds like the former New York Yankees manager would consider taking the job.

While calling Saturday’s game between the Mets and Colorado Rockies as an analyst for FOX, Girardi gushed about the talent on New York’s roster. The overall message was he believes they have underachieved.

“They have a lot of pieces,” Girardi said enthusiastically. “But it’s getting consistency from everyone. If they figure out how to be consistent, they’ve got a shot.”

Callaway openly admitted recently that he pulled Noah Syndergaard from a start too early, and it may have cost the Mets a win. There have also been indications that he is not on the same page with closer Edwin Diaz.

The Mets are 31-33 and in third place in the NL East. They finished 77-85 last year, and new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen spoke all offseason about how he is committed to winning now. Perhaps Girardi feels he is the man who can help the Mets do just that.



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