Mets Fans Overreacting to Shortcomings Way Too Soon

Wendy AdairAnalyst IApril 21, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bats against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 18, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets won the game 1-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Mets are right now a .500 team in second place after the Marlins and many so called "fans" think they should be qualified to be hitting coach for the Mets and calling for heads from top to bottom to roll already after playing only twelve games.

Many feel that the Mets should have won at least eight of the first twelve instead of six, but the non stop venting about our starting pitching (except for Santana) and the runners left on base statistics have been harped on to the point of downright rudeness.

After consecutive disappointing Septembers, the Mets need to turn things around, no question there, but calling for massive management and lineup changes this early in the season is ridiculous, not to mention disruptive to those who are desperately trying to get on track.

Omar Minaya will no doubt be monitoring his managerial and coaching staff closely this spring and summer and being that he has a contract as GM for this year, the Wilpons are not going to drive him out of town in the extreme near future.

Jerry Manuel seems to have a handle on his players and their abilities more than Willie Randolph did and he would not put them in the lineup if he thought that they were not trying their hardest to get the win each game.

Granted, David Wright is striking out a lot, but he is no doubt one of the premiere run producers in baseball. Yet fans want him either benched or hitting seventh because he has no business hitting near the top of the lineup until he starts cranking out RBI singles, doubles and home runs every single at bat.

Timing is everything, with sluggers especially, and Wright is both a slugger and a speedster and his running game is just fine right now.  Moving him down in the order may take away from his baserunning skills or possibly make him even more desperate to hit home runs because no one hitting behind him in the eighth or ninth spot are known run generators.

Wright does know that he needs to use all fields and has been a little better about not being "pull happy" as he has been accused of ad nauseum.  Those who think he's trying with all his might not to take the ball back throught he middle and to the opposite field are sadly mistaken, as I do think he is trying to work with the pitch being thrown.

Nothing drastic should be done yet until this current roster shows over an extended period of time, and if I have to hear "if only we got Manny" and every single Met is the "anti clutch" one more time, I will literally go crazy with frustration.

The season is just starting there are 150 games remaining, people need to relax and let these guys get started and find their groove. 

I really only have problems with players who are not accountable before and after the games and who do try to take the easy way out, but that's just my style.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and some venting is normal, but it needs to be kept in perspective.

Please stop acting like they are deliberately trying to fail each game to get the job done, as true fans know better than to act like that, it makes us all look bad.