The Mets are a very uninspired 20-19 and 2 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. They are a hot week away from turning things around. But, will they?
I’d like to believe they can and it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if they were to right the ship. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t. That’s the kind of malaise they are in now.
Willie Randolph isn’t changing folks. His personality is one of stubborn pride void of visible displays of emotion. Maybe that’s part of the problem in that they aren’t responding to him. But, when a manager loses a team, there are a lot of grumblings. I haven’t heard many.
There’s enough blame to go around, and that includes the general manager. Omar Minaya is the one who put this group together. He’s also the one who hung his hat on Johan Santana, and Pedro Martinez and Orlando Hernandez. Not to mention oldsters Carlos Delgado, Moises Alou and Luis Castillo.
This IS NOT the same team that came close in 2006, and there are a lot of reasons.
I have a poll up on who’s largely to blame. Tell us what you think here and vote there.