Mets fining, but will not suspend, Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas

By Jesse Reed

The New York Mets will not suspend manager Mickey Callaway or pitcher Jason Vargas for verbally attacking a journalist following Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Instead, both will be fined for their actions, and the Mets say they are not expecting MLB to issue further discipline.

Anthony DiComo of passed along the information, which general manager Brodie Van Wagenen shared on Monday.

Mets fans were livid with Callaway and called for the team to fire him immediately over the way he conducted himself during the fracas. He cursed out Newsday’s Tim Healey after the journalist said, “See you tomorrow, Mickey,” and afterward Vargas threatened to fight Healy.

Clearly, the Mets don’t see this situation in the same light. And that, by itself, may be emblematic of a larger problem within the organization.