Although the Mets were off for most of the week for the All-Star break, things certainly didn’t get any better for the team in terms of contending. Pete Alonso’s win at the home run derby was very enjoyable and should be celebrated, but it clearly didn’t make folks change their minds about the state of the team or the job that Mickey Callaway is doing.
Respondents hit another new low in their confidence in the direction of the team, with just 4% saying they were confident. That’s down from 6% last week and 12% in both of the weeks before that. And Mickey Callaway’s approval rating hit its second-lowest mark of the year at 4%, edging out the season-low 3% from two weeks ago.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the future of the team over the next few weeks will be what it does with its trade chips. On the national level, FanPulse polled a few pitchers who are known to be available, asking fans which one they’d give up the most for. Zack Wheeler was one of five options and came in fifth, trailing Trevor Bauer, Madison Bumgarner, Marcus Stroman, and Matthew Boyd.