1) Luis Rojas Would’ve Been Fired In April
Let’s be honest with ourselves, most of the fanbase calls for Manager Luis Rojas’s head anytime the Mets lose, and unfortunately, that is the nature of the business, which I’m sure Luis understands. However, it’s more of a common theme now more than ever as sky-high expectations are surrounding this year’s roster, and the more the Mets lose, the more Mets Twitter groans that Rojas may be in over his head as the manager of the ballclub.
After the unexpected firing of Mets Hitting Coach Chili Davis earlier this month, Rojas instantly became public enemy number one when the Mets have stumbled, and while some of it is deserving, not everything is completely Rojas’ fault at this point in the season. It’s fair to argue that the Mets have been unable to get out of their own way due to a lack of untimely hitting and injuries absolutely ravaging the 26-man roster which is something completely familiar to Mets fans.
Yet, the Mets are among the league leaders in multiple pitching categories around the league, and it certainly has played a vital role in the Mets’ success early on this season. Rojas definitely deserves credit from that aspect and while his in-game managing seems to leave much to be desired on some nights, the organization could do a lot worse from a managerial standpoint.
A popular name that seems to float among Twitter from Mets fans is former longtime MLB skipper Buck Showalter. If we left it up to Twitter, Luis Rojas would’ve been canned by now and we very may well have Buck Showalter managing the Mets after receiving a blank check.