Mets' Troubles Only Getting Worse

JerseySenior Analyst IJuly 19, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 19:  Fernando Nieve #38 of the New York Mets looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 19, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I'm watching the Mets-Braves game, and Fernando Nieve just hurt himself badly running into first base. He's not staying in the game, and it doesn't look pretty going forward. For all we know he'll miss nary a start, but considering the Mets' luck this year, he could be out a while. As a non-Mets fan, I don't get why everyone wants to fire Jerry Manuel when he has to deal with stuff like this. Omar Minaya isn't doing him any favors by not replacing the key players. Injuries aren't usually a valid excuse, but this is really ridiculous.