The wait is on for Mickey Callaway.
The Mets wrapped up their roller-coaster season Sunday in dramatic fashion, as Dominic Smith hit an 11th-inning, walk-off homer to beat the Braves.
Now, according to WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, Mets higher-ups will meet this week to determine the fate of Callaway, the team's manager the past two seasons. The exact day and time of those meetings had not been set as of Sunday night. A Mets spokesman told Newsday the team does not plan to make any announcements before Wednesday.
Callaway, who has one year left on his contract, is 163-161 as New York's manager. The Mets were having an abysmal season -- they were 11 games under .500 shortly after the All-Star break -- but then rallied to climb back into serious playoff contention. In the end, they fell short of the postseason, going 86-76 and finishing 11 games behind the Braves for the National League East title and three games back of the Brewers for the final NL wild-card spot.
Callaway's strongest argument for keeping his job is that the players did not give up on the season when things looked bleak. However, his bullpen and lineup decisions have often come under fire from fans and media. Also not helping Callaway's case is that general manager Brodie Van Wagenen inherited him when he was hired last year. Van Wagenen might decide he wants to move forward with his hand-picked choice leading the clubhouse.