Two weeks ago, New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from going after a reporter who had agitated him following a Mickey Callaway outburst at the same writer at Wrigley Field.
Now, the Mets have had another meltdown in the clubhouse.
The New York Post is reporting that Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen threw a chair last night in a postgame meeting with Callaway and his coaching staff. After a 7-2 loss to the Phillies.
Edwin Diaz allowed four runs in his latest relief debacle, which led to the core of Van Waganen’s outburst, that “Jacob deGrom’s strong performance had been wasted,” according to The Post’s Mike Puma. Van Waganen tgen dismissed Callaway from the room so that he could meet with the media and conduct his “f—ing press conference.”
During the conference, Callaway gave no hint as to what happened moments before.
Van Wagenen, reached by phone before the Mets faced the Phillies on Saturday, wouldn’t confirm or deny the incident.
“We as a staff often meet with coaches and players throughout the course of the season,” Van Wagenen said. “I am not going to give the specifics to any of those meetings.”
Information from the New York Post was used in this report.