Though the Mets recently released Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, the organization still is marred with financial difficulties and a string of poor seasons on the field.
While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with a new manager and general manager, things aren’t expected to turn around quickly in Flushing.
Mets fans tend to be an impatient group, so the ones who do show up to Citi Field this year will have a short leash when players don’t perform.
As a true Mets fan, I will never “boo” a player on the Mets. If they return to Queens on a different team, however, that’s a different story.
For example, when Castillo suits up for the Philadelphia Phillies, Mets fans will let him hear it. Well, actually, they may cheer for him knowing that they don’t have to deal with his lack or range and weak bat anymore.
The Mets need to get off to a hot start to bring back some of their indifferent fans who have abandoned the team the last few years.
Here are five Mets that may hear the “boo-birds” if the team struggles out of the gate.