The Next Mets manager will inherit a total mess

The next Mets manager will inherit a total mess

By: Rhonda Schmidt

It is not a pretty situation for the Mets’ next skipper to be upon entering a disaster scene. The 2017 Mets were absolutely terrible. The injuries may suggest a result of an ineffective and poor training staff, and with the Mets players ripping former skipper Terry Collins, a lot can be said. Yes, it was inexcusable to badmouth Collins unprofessionally, however, that is the past. A new change is upon us, a new chapter of Mets baseball must begin.

Who will take over? At this point, names are just being thrown around. With Bob Geren being mentioned, along with the likes of Ron Gardenhire and Robin Ventura, it is certain one thing.

The next manager will not have much comfort room to work with. It may take some time to see the effective managing show. There is a lot to fix. Rome was not built in a day, and it is also a fact that Mets fans will never be completely satisfied. It takes a lot to play or manage in the Big Apple. New York Sports fans can be extremely amazing, yet very critical at the same time. Why? We are in the city that never sleeps.

The Mets 2018 may be a season of just recovering. Wright will have to face a career decision. Mets pitchers Matt Harvey and Steven Matz will have to prove themselves. Wilmer Flores, a popular infielder, has to win over the organization and prove his defensive mishaps are behind him and that he is more than a bench player. The rookies Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario look to prove they have big league things still to come on their respective journeys.

One thought on “The Next Mets manager will inherit a total mess

  1. there have been Mets teams in the past that were ‘total messes’. But this isn’t one of them. The rotation can be stabilized by good health and adding a vet starter, Bart 2.0. The bullpen needs one more arm – Reed, unless he’s too expensive. (Sandy may need to get over his aversion to longer contracts for relievers in this case/year). The outfield would look great with Bruce back in RF, or Stanton. The infield needs a quality bat with good defense at 3B or 2B, preferably anchoring third. I feel much better about platooning d’Arnaud than d’Arnaud alone, esp since no market upgrade is currently available. The bench looks strong. So adding just 4 pieces could put them right back into contention.

    For example, plug in starter Jason Vargas, Moose at 3B, and Reed. Not bad at all. And if Dom is not quite ready to be full-time, platoon him with Flores (or … IF he makes it back) Wright.


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