Mets open second half by surrendering...

Mets open second half by surrendering to Braves

There are 83 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 16, 2009, titled Mets open second half by surrendering to Braves. In it, Newsday reports that:

At this rate, Omar Minaya won't need to be calling other teams in the hope of making a trade that could salvage the second half of the season.

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los mets

Yaphank, NY

#1 Jul 16, 2009
one game closer to emination
los mets

Yaphank, NY

#2 Jul 16, 2009
for los mets, mid july is now late september

Gainesville, FL

#3 Jul 16, 2009
los mets wrote:
one game closer to emination
What is "emination"???"


#4 Jul 16, 2009
The 2nd half has begun and they're off!!! Ho hum!!!!!!!!!!


Since: Oct 07


#5 Jul 16, 2009
Los Mets......countdown to the Sept. collapse.
Real Mets Fan

Brea, CA

#6 Jul 16, 2009
statement wrote:
<quoted text> What is "emination"???"
Emination is felt by Los Mets and nostephenfan when Mets lose. It is an alternative to Sex.

Let's go Mets.

Selden, NY

#7 Jul 16, 2009
nostephanfan wrote:
Los Mets......countdown to the Sept. collapse.

Orange City, FL

#8 Jul 16, 2009
nostephanfan wrote:
Los Mets......countdown to the Sept. collapse.
No September collapse this year. The Phillies are pulling away.

Syracuse, NY

#9 Jul 16, 2009
Oliver Perez pitched just as well as Derek Lowe. The Braves bullpen was better than the Mets bullpen.

Ewa Beach, HI

#10 Jul 16, 2009
statement wrote:
<quoted text> What is "emination"???"
It's when M&M's take over the world, lol....
My Cousin Yuri

Bronx, NY

#11 Jul 16, 2009
Another hard-on for Newsday. Lmao New Yoooork New Yooooooooooork!

Los Yankees....countdown to the next plane crash. Got wings?
Todd Schuster

Goshen, NY

#12 Jul 17, 2009
I'm raising the white flag. Scrap this 2009 campaign & get ready for 2010. They weren't winning with the main core anyway, they're certainly not without them. Decent outing by Cuckoo friend & Ollie but in the end I'm hoping that the Coupons (Fred & Jeff) hear the anger & frustration by us Mets fans & show Omar Papaya & the Buddah Jerry Manuel the door. Time to start a new regime. Get a GM who knows what the hell he's doing & a manager who will get in someone's face if the fundamanetals aren't being executed. I'm so sick & tired of watching these clowns fumble away day after day with the missed catches, misplays in the field & on offense. Just hope they hold off the equally bad Nats for last place. that would be the ultimate embarrassment. Wonder if Johan has second thoughts about signing with these clowns? Ditto for Frankie Rodriguez.

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Jul 17, 2009
My Cousin Yuri wrote:
Another hard-on for Newsday. Lmao New Yoooork New Yooooooooooork!
Los Yankees....countdown to the next plane crash. Got wings?
the mets haved choked in 2009 ya loser.
Raymond Luxury Yacht

Jersey City, NJ

#14 Jul 17, 2009
statement wrote:
<quoted text> What is "emination"???"
Must be eminem's fan base.
Raymond Luxury Yacht

Jersey City, NJ

#15 Jul 17, 2009
A couple of thoughts about last night. I read in the Post that Manuel conducted a pitchers fielding practice before the game last night. Pitcher's fielding is the Mets problem?
Also caught Francouer on SNY before the game talking about how much he's enjoying the teams clubhouse and specifically mentioned Wright Scheff and Schneider, only. I wonder if it would have been different if any of the walking wounded were back?
who cares

Medford, NY

#16 Jul 17, 2009
Do the Mets really matter anymore ?
The Wilpons lost 700 million bucks to Their good buddy Madoff !! Now thats a better story ! lol .
Jack The Cabbie

New York, NY

#17 Jul 17, 2009
Once again the Yankee haters are full of glee that the Mets are still doing poorly. I never went to Yankee forums when they did poorly. I won't sink to their level. The season isn't over, but by any indication of last nights game, it will be soon. Even if Reyes, Beltran and Delgado come back better then ever, they won't help the relief pitching which has been horrible. There has to be a major shakeup of this team. The Wilpons need to eat Minaya's contract and ship his tuchus out of here, and get a GM who knows how to get guys who can play. I am also not exactly thrilled with Manuel, but if he was fired, who do you get? I know there are cries for Bobby Valentine, but the Mets would never hire him back. So it is another year of frustation. And don't worry Yankee haters, as good as they are doing now, they didn't win anything yet.
Lil Jimmy

Stamford, CT

#18 Jul 17, 2009
For all of you Omar supporters who claim anybody who criticizes losmets as racists:

From The Daily News-

Because of squandered opportunities - the Game 7 loss to the Cardinals in the NLCS in '06, then the coughing up of a seven-game lead with 17 to play the following season - there's little equity built with the fan base to temper the disappointment. The reality is the organization has been crumbling beneath the surface, with the sizzle of big-ticket additions masking fundamental flaws. A report filed to the entire front office of a National League team by a scout assigned to the Mets, and obtained by the Daily News, offered this scathing rebuke:

"I understand that NY teams play under different rules and FA signings are the M.O., but without the influx of talent from the amateur draft, international scouting and shrewd trades it is difficult to have balance and cohesiveness. More importantly, the vulnerability to injuries is exacerbated by their impotent system. If you evaluate the Minaya regime, it is difficult to identify a plan or philosophy beyond acquiring high priced FA talent."

The reality is that any team would be hard-pressed to withstand losses to the caliber of the players currently occupying the DL with the Mets, including Beltran (knee), Reyes (hamstring), Delgado (hip), John Maine (shoulder) and J.J. Putz (elbow). The subtext with the Mets is that the dropoff to the replacement players is precipitous because of a lack of credible options in the upper levels of the farm system. Couple that with questionable medical decisions that sources say have prompted the Players Association to explore the issue - and even Beltran to privately become upset - and not enough money coming off the books to address the team's needs next winter and it's hard to construct a scenario in which the Mets can quickly correct their predicament.

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Choo Choo Charlie

United States

#20 Jul 17, 2009
I have heard people say it's early still and only 7 1/2 games out. Lets face it, to make up that distance you would also have to assume the Phils will fold, whats the chances of that happening. Also with the fact that Phils already had their bad streak and the Mets couldn't take advantage of it, not sure that will happen again.

If we get too many more games out I think it may be too much to make up.
Choo Choo Charlie

United States

#21 Jul 17, 2009
nostephanfan wrote:
Los Mets......countdown to the Sept. collapse.
Dude, a Setptember collapse????? Really, what the heck are you watching, it's happening now!

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