The New York Mets have fired Mickey Callaway as manager.

The Mets had an 86-76 record fueled by a second half surge.

"We want to thank Mickey for his consistent work ethic and dedication over the last two seasons and I'm certain these characteristics will serve him well in his next opportunity," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a statement. "A decision like this is never easy. However, we believe it is in the best interest of the franchise at this time."