Mets manager Mickey Callaway spoke about his job status on Sunday ahead of the Mets' series finale against the Braves.
Andy Martino of SNY reported last month that Callaway is almost certain to return as manager, regardless of who is serving as the next general manager, and Newsday also reported on Sunday that Callaway is expected to return.
"Obviously everybody, as a person you think about what could happen, you know, reality of the situations," Callaway said. "But I always try to just go out there and approach the game and the job every day like this is going to be my job forever and try not to worry about the repercussions of us not winning games and things like that as far as it pertains to me. I'm just worried about the players, the work, do the best we can."
The 43-year-old first-year manager said he knows he could be fired "at any time and I know I'm going to get fired one day."
"So, I try not to worry about it and do the work.," he said.
Callaway, who has guided the Mets to a 45-63 mark in his first season as manager, was hired this past off-season after a stint as pitching coach of the Indians. Throughout his first season, Callaway has always asked for feedback, he said -- even from other coaches and managers -- in an effort to improve.
"I try to make sure that I ask people to evaluate me as much as possible," he explained. "I get the analytics department to send me information on my decision making, where we're at as a team. Obviously I always leave it open to the front office to always question me; I'm open to constructive criticism."
He said the team's front office and ownership have backed him throughout the season, even as the Mets have struggled. They told him to "Just keep on working the way you work."
"I think all of us have been aligned on that the whole time and knew that coming in," Callaway said.