After the Mets were blanked by the Marlins for the second-straight day as Miami completed a three-game sweep, manager Mickey Callaway spoke as questions about his job security continued to swirl.
And while GM Brodie Van Wagenen was in Miami on Friday and Saturday, he was not there after Sunday's game -- with Callaway saying Van Wagenen was "never scheduled" to be in Miami Sunday.
Callaway, who said he expected to talk with -- as he usually does -- Van Wagenen and ownership ("we always touch base") before the team opens a homestand on Monday, said he doesn't think the weekend sweep will cost him.
"No, no, no I'm not."
Asked who the blame falls on for the Mets' 20-25 record, Callaway said everyone.
"It's on our whole organization. We've failed so far to this point and we have to be better."
But while Callaway said the weekend was "terrible" and that the team is "better than this," he didn't take issue with the way the team went down meekly on Sunday while seeing just 89 pitches.
"Overall, we didn't have quality at-bats," Callaway said when asked about the team's effort. "I don't think it was lack of concentration of focus or anything, we just had terrible at-bats and we hit into a bunch of double plays."
"They're gonna keep on grinding, keep on fighting, and get out of this."
Asked why he believed the Mets would turn it around, Callaway said he believed in his players.
"Same group that we left Spring Training with that we believe in. And I think you gotta get these guys rolling. I understand that everybody is disappointed -- the fans, the ownership, myself, the team. Because this is not who we are. We have to figure out who we are. I truly don't believe this is the type team we here, but we gotta go out there and show it. ... I understand everybody's frustration, but these guys have been fighting. They'll continue to fight."
As far as how he can shake up the team, Callaway seemed to bristle a bit at the notion.
"Just stay consistent," he said. "Shaking things up. What are you shaking up? That's kind of the way I look at it. It's something that to shake things up you play different people. That's the bottom line. Guys gotta continue to earn their playing time and go out there and put together better at-bats."
Callaway's job wasn't viewed as secure before Sunday's game and would likely not have been secure had the Mets won. With the Marlins finishing the sweep, it remains to be seen whether Callaway will even get the chance to shake things up.