Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Mets fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.
As has been the case for much of the season, Mets fans who have joined FanPulse and responded to this week’s poll were very feeling very pessimistic about the team’s direction. This time around, just 5% of respondents said they were confident, which marks a new low for Mets fans in these polls this year. That marks the fourth conecutive week that the percentage has been in the single digits—a rare occurence for any of the 30 teams in Major Leauge Baseball, all of which are included in these polls with their own fans voting.
Only three other teams have had that rating dip into single digits at all this year: the Nationals (twice), the Pirates (twice), and the Phillies (once). The only single-week result lower than the Mets’ mark this week was the unanimous vote of disapproval when 0% of Pirates fans expressed confidence in the direction of their team six weeks ago. And all of this was before the rumor that the team might trade Noah Syndergaard sometime soon.
As for their opinion of Mickey Callway’s job performance, just 7% of respondents said they approved, matching last week’s mark. No other manager in baseball has gotten a single-digit approval rating from his team’s fans in these polls all year, and Callaway has now done it five weeks in a row.
On a more random and less depressing note, the national poll asked fans who the best available player was at this year’s trade deadline, and the people love Marcus Stroman.