The Mets have gone 5-2 on their recent home stand since Willie Randolph met with the Wilpons and Omar Minaya. Jose Reyes is on base constantly, Ryan Church is back, Pedro is back, Carlos Beltran is killing the ball, and Moises Alou is coming back. But Carlos Delgado is still a light hitting corner infielder, Oliver Perez is still erratic, and I don’t even know what to say about Aaron Heilman. I guess you could say he’s been hit harder than a piñata this season.
The question for the poll is: Are the Mets early season problems “fixed”? It’s a complex situation broken down to a simple question. I’m curious to see what you think. The poll is on the right side of the page.
The Mets Report latest reader poll results are in. Thank you to those that participated.
The question was “What is the biggest problem for the Mets this season?”. The results are:
11%- Fans booing
11%- Starting pitchers
4%- Front office
The majority of the respondents answered that the manager and hitting are the biggest problems. There’s plenty of talk about Willie Randolph being on the hot seat. But I don’t hear any talk about hitting coach Howard Johnson being in trouble. Maybe Johnson is getting a pass because he’s a former Met.
It’s also noteworthy that the media received no votes. Randolph made it clear that he thinks SNY’s coverage is a big problem. So we have a major disconnect between Randolph and the fans on that point.
What are your thoughts? Comment below.
Today is the last day of voting for the current reader poll. The question is: What is the Mets biggest problem this season?
It’s clear that the Mets have many problems right now, but I want to know what you think is their biggest. There’s been a big surge in readers voting for “Manager” over the last couple of days. That’s not a surprise.
Get your vote in now on the right side of the page.
The New York Mets have had a myriad of problems this season: lack of timely hitting, 40% of starting rotation on the disabled list, bullpen implosions, management gaffes, and intra-team acrimony.
Of all of these problems, and others, what do you think is the Mets biggest problem right now? See the new poll on the right side of the page.
The latest reader poll results are final. The question was: Will Carlos Delgado be on the Mets roster for the entire 2008 season?
The results are very mixed:
Clearly, we’re divided as Mets fans on this issue. I’m sure that the “yes” answers have taken into consideration Delgado’s recent improved hitting and contract that far outweighs his abilities. Thus, the difficulty trading or releasing him must be considered.
The “no” answers have to consider that Delgado has been hurting the Mets both offensively and defensively this season. Very little is expected of Delgado defensively, but his weakness in the field becomes more glaring if he’s not hitting… and hitting with power.
We’ll keep an eye on the Delgado situation as the season continues. Maybe we’ll have to re-run this poll when we get closer to the non-waiver and waiver trading deadline. My guess is that Delgado will be the first player put through waivers in August.
Today is the last day of the current reader poll. Will Carlos Delgado be on the Mets roster for the entire 2008 season? So far the “yes” voters have it by a wide margin. Make sure that you get your vote in on the right side of the page before the end of the day. If you’re viewing this in a feed reader, please visit the site to submit your vote.
There’s been so much talk about what to do with Carlos Delgado. As I’ve talked about here several times, there aren’t any obvious options right now.
I decided to see if The Mets Report readers think that Carlos Delgado will be on the Mets roster for this whole season. Maybe he’ll be traded or released. Maybe he’ll be at first base all season. We’ll have to see how things play out with Omar Minaya’s patience level.
What do you think? Take the poll on the right side of the page.