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It feels like things are getting worse and worse for the New York Mets, a team that earlier this year was in control and dominating the NL East.
Instead, the Mets keep collapsing day after day, and if you look at numbers and time left in the regular season, the Mets are cooked.
They are seven games out of first place and trail the Phillies by two games in the division.
So what is next for this franchise, which has always taken a backseat to the Yankees in the Big Apple?
Well on Wednesday, it felt like things got out of control. During the game against the San Francisco Giants, Mets fans at Citi Field decided it was time to send a message to manager Luis Rojas.
Rojas had some tough calls to make, including when to pull starting pitcher Taijuan Walker.
It is getting ugly at Citi Field, as fans are now chanting "Fire Rojas."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 26, 2021
Rojas was booed for pulling him, and perhaps with good reason. Walker was having a solid outing. In the first six innings, he had thrown just 74 pitches.
Mets owner Steve Cohen has been very honest about the issues he feels his team has had over the last few months. He has even gone so far as to publicly question why the Mets’ offense was so solid to start the year, but is now one of the bottom feeders in the Majors.
It’s hard to understand how professional hitters can be this unproductive.The best teams have a more disciplined approach.The slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie.
— Steven Cohen (@StevenACohen2) August 18, 2021
The big questions about this team have a lot to do with the attitude of the front office and what they have planned going forward if the collapse keeps happening. Will Rojas lose his job this offseason? Only time will tell.