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Mets’ front office gives vote of confidence to Mickey Callaway

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Mets manager Mickey Callaway’s job was believed to be on the line during this past weekend’s three-game series against the Marlins. The now 20-25 Mets were swept by the now 13-31 Marlins.

The Mets’ front office, including GM Brodie Van Wagenen, called a meeting today to inform his players and coaches that he still supports Callaway as manager, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. According to Thosar, Callaway has the Mets’ support for “the time being and for many weeks to come.”

That wasn’t the only news revealed at the press conference. We’ll have a post on that coming up shortly.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.