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Only 20% of the seats were allowed to be occupied for Opening Day at Citi Field because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket and smart enough to stay to the end of the game got to witness one of the most exciting finishes in Mets Opening Day history. Here, fans are shown after Jeff McNeil hit a home-run in the ninth inning to tie the game. Thursday, April 8, 2021
Opening Day At Citi Field
Only 20% of the seats were allowed to be occupied for Opening Day at Citi Field because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket and smart enough to stay to the end of the game got to witness one of the most exciting finishes in Mets Opening Day history. Here, fans are shown after Jeff McNeil hit a home-run in the ninth inning to tie the game. Thursday, April 8, 2021 Opening Day At Citi Field
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Mar 4, 2021; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets manager Luis Rojas (19) adjusts his mask before the start of the spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager Luis Rojas took a job with a permanent hot seat

Luis Rojas might not be a player but he is a member of the Mets. In fact, he might be the most important one. He’s the manager which means he’s the guy that relays the lineup card from the front office to the team. It’s 2021. Let’s face it. Managers are figureheads for as many decisions as possible.

Not all of the decisions Rojas makes fall on the front office. I don’t care how much of a puppet you think managers are in today’s game. They do matter. They can make mistakes. Games are won and lost by what they do.

Rojas has already had a few questionable decisions on his resume. In 2021 alone, we can question some of the lineup decisions (whether it was his call or not) and the use of the bullpen. Nothing was too egregious and we should certainly allow him to improve.

Managers for all MLB teams are going to make the fan bases yell and scream. The only person in the organization that receives more criticism might be the general manager. Because the Mets have gone through a couple since Brodie Van Wagenen’s departure, I think the front office is overlooked and any everyday issues with this team fall onto Rojas.

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