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Mets strike early, don't let Phillies back up

There are 58 comments on the Newsday story from May 1, 2009, titled Mets strike early, don't let Phillies back up. In it, Newsday reports that:

Give the Mets the early "edge" in their NL East throwdown with the Phillies . After Omar Minaya spent much of Friday afternoon trying to backtrack from inflammatory comments about his team's leadership and lack of an "edge" among his star players, the Mets bailed out their general manager with a much-needed 7-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park.

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statement

Gainesville, FL

#1 May 1, 2009
And tomorrow night we have Ollie. Enough said.
KMAN

National City, CA

#2 May 1, 2009
Nice journalism,
"this game was so important, even Carlos Beltran slid"

Newsday Sucks!

I delivered this rag when I was a kid and cant believe how low they have sunk
Amilcar in Dunedin FL

Lakeland, FL

#3 May 1, 2009
statement wrote:
And tomorrow night we have Ollie. Enough said.
Right and since it's the Phillies I am thinking 7 innings 3 hits and 1 run.
Truth Teller

Freehold, NJ

#4 May 1, 2009
statement wrote:
And tomorrow night we have Ollie. Enough said.
Good Ollie is going to make an appearance tomorrow because it's the Phillies.

...Of course we won't see Good Ollie again after that till early July but at least we'll see him.
free plaxico

United States

#5 May 1, 2009
now if they can get their heads out of their bvtts against the rest of the league they might have half a chance at becoming a .500 ballclub.
Essex

AOL

#6 May 1, 2009
Very happy for the Mets. If only the media felt the same then maybe more people would celebrate their victory.
Jim

AOL

#7 May 1, 2009
No one will ever mistake Omar for Vince Lombardi! He put this group together and now suggests they don't have a leader!!! He has really out worn his welcome! He'll be happy to place the blame for failure on anyone and everyone, except himself!
heh

Brielle, NJ

#8 May 1, 2009
Omar made a stupid comment about the team and they win? Well guess what? They deserved it. Everyone needs that kick in the @ss now and then...

Hopefully this isn't a fluke and the mets continue to seek this edge. I just gotta say though, mentioning signing Sheffield for this "edge" is a serious low blow, but good job Omar for being part of the reason why these guys want to earn their pay check.

As for Ollie, well I hope his next starts sends him down to the minor and we need another "Edge" added to the starting rotation. ha
Essex

AOL

#9 May 1, 2009
KMAN wrote:
Nice journalism,
"this game was so important, even Carlos Beltran slid"
Newsday Sucks!
I delivered this rag when I was a kid and cant believe how low they have sunk
Hey, the Daily News is the worst, you have to literally dig through their web site to find the Mets story about tonight game. But I never never ever had trouble finding any stories large or small and stupid about the yankee. Now that amazing!
LIAM

Deland, FL

#10 May 1, 2009
"Mets irked by Omar" Wow they should see how the fans feel about him.
Delores

Dallas, TX

#11 May 2, 2009
Wow, talk about "lacking edge". Omar spent all day backtracking from comments that were absolutely TURE!! Why does everyone treat professional athletes like their fragile little children?? They lack edge. Anyone who's watched games has seen that. Kudos for Omar for calling his team out, but he's obviously missing that edge to stand behind his words.
Jerry Must Go

Hawthorne, NJ

#12 May 2, 2009
Edge Smedge......win some games
Stratford Resident

United States

#13 May 2, 2009
Omar needing to backtrack on his statements is exactly the problem with this team. Wright is overly sensative.
jgand

Newport News, VA

#14 May 2, 2009
Drastic times call for drastic measures. Not drastic, you say?
15th in RISP; an AWOL starting staff; Delgado on DL, Wright - MIA.....you bet these are drastic times already. I applaud Omar's kahunas. Somebody has got to call out these guys. Call it edge, call it leadership, passion, meaness, attitude...whatever. Being a Met should be more than a fun time,photo opps and Letterman. It has to be SHOWING THE FANS it matters. And with our prices, showing it matters more than Pittsburgh, Cincy, AZ. Houston or wherever. Play hard, EVERYDAY! The crazy talk about breaking up this core is just that...CRAZY! Even if Wright has a bad year he's hitting 20 HR, driving in 80-90 and hitting .270...you don't get rid of a quality #B and character for a down year. This could be Omar's greatest move so far....calling his team out.
LetsPlay2

Lehigh Acres, FL

#15 May 2, 2009
Delores wrote:
Wow, talk about "lacking edge". Omar spent all day backtracking from comments that were absolutely TURE!! Why does everyone treat professional athletes like their fragile little children?? They lack edge. Anyone who's watched games has seen that. Kudos for Omar for calling his team out, but he's obviously missing that edge to stand behind his words.
Well said!

Well said!
Ernesto C

Ilion, NY

#16 May 2, 2009
I don't know if Minaya's comments were taken out of context or not, but it is true about the lack of "Meanness" or an "Edge". This team does not have the Hernandez, Dykstra or Carter that the '86 Mets had. However, the current Mets have been this way for several years. As G.M., Minaya has had plenty of opportunities to change the make-up of this team and he did not do it.
Jack

New Rochelle, NY

#17 May 2, 2009
So david Wright met with Omar to voice his disagreement. So #*@%#* what? Get out on the field and prove him wrong. These Mets do lack a killer instinct and if this is what it takes short term, so be it. long term and I hate to say it because I like this team, some may have to go. Would we trade Wright for Halladay?
Rob

Miami, FL

#18 May 2, 2009
Delores wrote:
Wow, talk about "lacking edge". Omar spent all day backtracking from comments that were absolutely TURE!! Why does everyone treat professional athletes like their fragile little children?? They lack edge. Anyone who's watched games has seen that. Kudos for Omar for calling his team out, but he's obviously missing that edge to stand behind his words.
At least Omar sees what we see. I want the players to see our comments. its about time these guys grew a big pair of balls!
Rob

Miami, FL

#19 May 2, 2009
Jim wrote:
No one will ever mistake Omar for Vince Lombardi! He put this group together and now suggests they don't have a leader!!! He has really out worn his welcome! He'll be happy to place the blame for failure on anyone and everyone, except himself!
I would say Omar is slightly above Rich Kotite.
metschoke 00 06 07 08 09

AOL

#20 May 2, 2009
BBBBbwwwwaaaaahahahahahahahaha haha
BBBBBBwwwwaaaaahahahahahahaha
Even the NY MU TS GM knows that his team is a pack of chokers!!!
They have been since 1986!!!
And they have won only One World Series since 1970!!!!! 39 years...One WS win.....
What a pathetic organization and fan base.

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