Many fans, after a slow start of a team or player, become anxious about them. This is a very very common occurrence, no matter the team or the player. For example, as another blogger, Old Backstop made some interesting points about Fernando Tatis, the Mets' part time first baseman/utility man that I would like the point out:
Tatis is really with the Mets to be a pitch hitter/utility man who can make spot starts at first for Daniel Murphy. He was never expected to be an all-star hitter, he was never expected to start more than maybe 30 games last season, ditto for this season.
People are saying that Bay should have been signed because he got off to a bad start. Bad starts happen!
Same with Mike Jacobs, but he hit a home run today. Although it may have come when they were 5 runs behind, it is a sign of good things to come.
I know the Mets have gone 2-4 to begin the season, and that they lost 2 of 3 to the Nats and Marlins, but it's the very beginning of the season, things change, players and coaches learn, players have bad days (like Johan did today). Right now, things can only get better. You can't expect everything to work at the start of the season; there is no way that will happen!
In the big picture, Beltran will come back in May, Murphy will come back soon, and Reyes has already come back. These things will help the team get better.
To all Mets fans: The Mets may have had a horrible year last year, but let things play out a bit. It is a new season, game 2 of the Marlins series showed that. They may not have won, but they showed fight. They came back from a 6-0 deficit in the 7th inning to tie it in the bottom on they could win any game 8th. They lost in extras, but this is a good start. It reminded me of the '06 Mets; they had a chance to win any game they played, and they would fight when they were behind. Last year, you may remember that when the Mets were down by more than 2 runs, it seemed like the game was over already. That is not the case this year. The Mets will have a chance to win any game at any time. Look at it this way, the Mets have had 3 let down/unlucky seasons in a row, the ball is bound to bounce their way this year!