The Mets are showing interest in Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as a candidate for their managerial opening, sources told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Callaway is also receiving interest from the Phillies, who he will interview with for their managerial opening, according to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com.
The 42-year-old Callaway became the Indians' pitching coach in 2013 in what was his first major league coaching job. Before moving into that role, he was the team's minor league coordinator.
"Mickey has been beyond his years or beyond his experience," Indians manager Terry Francona said last year, according to MLB.com. "He's so good. I mean, the game doesn't go too fast for him. You look over at him in the dugout, and he's got a great demeanor. I think if Mickey wants to manage, I think it's just whenever."
Callaway has drawn praise for his part in developing an Indians' pitching staff that led the league in ERA and strikeouts in 2017.
In five big league seasons as a pitcher, Callaway went 40-20 with a 6.27 ERA between the Angels, Devil Rays, and Rangers.
In addition to Callaway, Alderson's reported list of potential candidates also includes current hitting coach Kevin Long, Yankees manager Joe Girardi, former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, former Mets players Robin Ventura, Joe McEwing, Sandy Alomar Jr., and Alex Cora, Rays 3B coach Charlie Montoyo, and former coaches Bob Geren and Chip Hale >> To learn more about each reported candidate, click here.
Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): I'm glad to see Callaway will at least be considered as a candidate, especially given Alderson's young rotation and dedication to pitching. He is currently Cleveland's pitching coach and serving under Terry Francona, who is considered to be one the game's best managers.
Callaway is getting a lot of attention the last year or so due to his fun personality, Cleveland's success, and constant public praise coming his direction from Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Trevor Bauer.
"He'll absolutely be someone's manager in the next few years," a rival GM told me last this week.