Mets Scapegoats: 1 person to question, 1 to remain patient with, 1 perfect patsy

Three non-players receiving some of the blame for the misery of the 2024 Mets.
Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets - Game One
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2) Remain patient with Mets President of Baseball Operations David Stearns

As frustrating as year one under David Stearns has been, we need to remain patient. Easier said than done. Looking at the credit card statement for the number of Mets tickets you bought and have yet to even attend, you’re probably wondering if that money was better invested elsewhere. An NFT might’ve been a wiser way to spend your money.

A huge portion of Mets fans failed to buy into what the team was selling for 2024. The ones who still bought tickets even with the increase in price have some regrets right now.

Amazingly, it wasn’t the Mets offseason that has sunk them so quickly. The major players Stearns did sign have played well. Their far bigger issue has been the fringe MLB players and those he inherited. Francisco Lindor having a miserable start alongside Pete Alonso and even more so Jeff McNeil has held them back. For as clutch as he has been at times, Brandon Nimmo isn’t making a push to be a first-time All-Star either.

In an ordinary losing season, the one making the calls on the player personnel would be the one we blame most. Not in this case. Remain patient with Stearns. He doesn’t get a pass for this season, but let’s at least allow him three strikes.