It was always gonna be a 4-3 or 3-4 road trip at best. But 2-5 would be a drag. And I don't want to even imagine losing both remaining Mets games.
But I think the negativity is merely due to expectations being raised by the first week. Suddenly, it felt different. Girardi's team was not at all different from Kapler's, but the new front office felt like a bigger change.
And Cutch was also always going to be a question mark, that's why they gave Miller so much money, and signed Joyce to boot. In a perfect world Kingery would also be here and Haseley or Quinn would get one start a week in a left.
I don't really get the focus on the CF spot, though the defensive miscues are obviously an issue. All off-season we heard how great last year's team was except for the bullpen. The rest of the line-up just needs to perform like it did last season.
In the short-term, there is no CF scenario that improves the team which is better than just being patient. Bring up Herrera and you're burning a 40-man spot for someone who was exactly as bad as the current options last time he actually played. Rushing Moniak (and putting that pressure on him) would not be good. And Kingery needs more time (but is likely the best option before pursuing trades). None of them are sure to be any kind of instant fix