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#pounditThursday, August 6, 2020

Mickey Callaway offers telling quote on dealing with Mets’ struggles

The New York Mets are in a bad place right now, and their manager’s latest words may not inspire much confidence.

Mickey Callaway saw his team drop a fourth consecutive game on Sunday and their 11th of the last 14, and he thinks the team’s struggles are down, in part, to the pressure of playing in New York — a far cry from his previous job.

Callaway, in his first year as Mets manager, previously served as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians. It’s easy to read this as both an excuse for the Mets’ poor performance and a shot at what could be perceived as more relaxed expectations in Cleveland, so there’s plenty to go off here no matter what angle you want.

Callaway is clearly at a loss at this point. His recent remarks won’t inspire much confidence, and he’s not particularly helping himself.

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