Which member(s) of the New York Mets organization deserves the majority of the blame for the team’s recent struggles? We asked Mets fans to weigh in.
The New York Mets are far from buried, but some of us can already believe their feet are in the coffin. A rough few weeks have put them a couple of games below .500. This isn’t what we had hoped for.
In the latest edition of Mets Fans Know Best, we went to Twitter to find out who deserves the majority of the blame for the recent cold spell. You’ve surely heard commentary on which players should get demoted or released and which members of the front office should lose their job. Though candidate in this poll deserves a portion of the disdain, we asked our readers to vote for only one.
When asked who deserves blame for the recent struggles, fans could choose between four options. They could pick the players, the coaches, Brodie Van Wagenen, or the owners. None of these selections have graded out particularly well this year. So who would fans vote for most?
After 24 hours, the players narrowly beat out the Wilpons. Naturally, the owners received plenty of hate and disgust. I think we could ask fans who they blame for anything wrong with the world and Fred and Jeff would receive a couple of nods.
Mets fans voted wisely in this poll. After all, it’s the players who take the field. The coaches, the general manager, and even the owners can only do so much. You can argue the coaches aren’t motivating or teaching well, the general manager added the wrong players, and the owners aren’t allowing those below them to go all-in to win.
The players have the least amount of excuses. Their talents directly correlate to the success of failure on the field.
I am a bit surprised at the lack of blame thrown towards Van Wagenen. At only 8%, it tells me most fans think he did well this winter given the circumstances. If true, there is hope. It just means the players need to perform better.
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The season is terribly young and the rollercoaster of Mets baseball is far from over. For now, it would appear the players—at least according to the ones in the seats—are the ones who are the issue. Thankfully, they are the group who can turn things around the quickest.