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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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ron pracht

Saint Petersburg, FL

#41 May 2, 2009
its one game....lets see what happens the next two or should i say season....if they dont hit with risp they will not win anything.....also ho jo needs to be fired!!!!!!!
Dave

Binghamton, NY

#42 May 2, 2009
Well if this is the wake-up call the Mets needed then so-be-it but as much as it pains me (because I am not a big fan of Omar) Minaya may be right...where was the killer instinct the last two years during the "collapses" that the Mets needed to put away opponents? They didn't seem to have any......now, maybe they will!!!
Omar the edge

Bronx, NY

#43 May 2, 2009
was there his name is MANNY plays for the Dodgers because your bosses
are the worst in baseball.Oh and by the way OMAR if you think the "edge" is all this team lacks then I may suggest you have lost your edge.You have a 4th place ball club playing right up to it's level all because Willpy Jr. didn't want to $$$$ on MANNY.
Omar the edge

Bronx, NY

#44 May 2, 2009
Dave wrote:
Well if this is the wake-up call the Mets needed then so-be-it but as much as it pains me (because I am not a big fan of Omar) Minaya may be right...where was the killer instinct the last two years during the "collapses" that the Mets needed to put away opponents? They didn't seem to have any......now, maybe they will!!!
if your team needs the GM to give them that killer instinct,you have more troubles than General Motors.
TOM Terrific

Gainesville, FL

#45 May 2, 2009
I think Jerry should play Tatis and Shefield against Moyer today . I know Church is in a slump but tatis is still hot so let him play left and Shefield in Right that would put a little more punch in the line up .This guy Moyer lives on thin ice and if we catch him early it syanora . Thats if the cripples can play ( DelGardo & Castillo).Moyer throws slow enough for Delgardo to hit one once in a while ?? Keep banging away at these Phillys they will soon tire and fall out of contention on the Mets start moving ?
James

Syracuse, NY

#46 May 2, 2009
Omar may have hit a nerve. If that is what it takes, then so be it.
Chris Williamson

Brooklyn, NY

#47 May 2, 2009
Omar shouldn't back track from his comments, he should tell his players, especially Wright and Beltran, to put up or shut up.
mr met

AOL

#48 May 2, 2009
This is Omar's team......Maybe he knows that he is going to be shown the door soon! Edge: Mets!
GulfCoastMet

United States

#49 May 2, 2009
The irony in all this is that the quotes from Wright and Beltran demonstrate *exactly* what Omar is talking about. Quit talking about how "it's a game" and you're just "do[ing] your job" and show some freakin' life out there. This squad is too much business and not enough ball-playing. That's why Randolph was such a disaster once the Mets had some competition: his demeanor just reinforced the problem.

There's a boatload of talented, capable players on this team, but there are too many Kevin McReynolds and not enough Lenny Dykstras to give them the kick start that every team needs every now and then. Wilpon may have acheived his goal of a sanitized, controversy-free roster, but it takes a few hell-raisers to turn a good team into a great one.

It's unbelievable that Minaya felt the need to back off his comments when everyone who's seen this team knows them to be true.
Dave

Maple Shade, NJ

#50 May 2, 2009
Delores is right, omar didnt back up his own words. He shouldnt be the guy saying it, the owner or manager wants to use the press fine but not the gm. Hes a management suck up, afraid for his job but he will take credit if they start winning. And this paper dosent have nagative ass holes like the post and news.
MinnyJohn

Saint Paul, MN

#51 May 2, 2009
GulfCoastMet wrote:
The irony in all this is that the quotes from Wright and Beltran demonstrate *exactly* what Omar is talking about. Quit talking about how "it's a game" and you're just "do[ing] your job" and show some freakin' life out there.
Exactly! Remember when Ray Knight cold-cocked Eric Davis? Nobody messed with the '86 Mets. Today's team is too damn polite and businesslike. Somebody needs to throw at Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels and shut these punks up. And if they don't like it, start a damn brawl, men!
TLITLKITIS

Hyde Park, NY

#52 May 2, 2009
BYE BYE OLLIE>>>HELLO REDDING!!!
enlesumr

New York, NY

#53 May 2, 2009
fire Omar not Wright. Omar should have broken up the core at the end of last season. He should have gone heavy after Lowe to picth and he didn't and we got stuck with Perez. It's time to break up the core and trade Beltran or Delgado for Peavey from the Padres. But of course Omar will probably break up the core with Wright - because of course, Wright doesn't have una orilla I mean.. an edge.
eric

Burlington, NJ

#55 May 2, 2009
There's nothing wrong with the GM saying the obvious at first, that the Mets don't seem to have an edge. He shouldn't backtrack. If the Mets get upset - too bad! Sometimes its good for a little anger and uneasiness in the clubhouse. Nothing wrong with walking on eggshells. It will show who's man enough on that team.
Bill

Millsboro, DE

#56 May 3, 2009
I have been a life long Mets fan and I really do enjoy being a Mets fan; however, I have to say that I am getting very tired of this team being so damn gun shy. The Mets always worry about their perception in the media and are always back peddling from decisions they make and from comments they make. This is another classic example of a Mets official saying his honest opinion then back peddling because he pissed off his players.. Take a stand and stand up and be the boss of this lack luster team and say..David Wright you think you have edge...then prove it! The Mets are a soft bunch of babies who need to grow up. Either S HIT or get off the pot!! You can not bring the same lack luster group of whimps back year after year and expect a different result...That is the true definition of insanity!
Jay

Ewa Beach, HI

#57 May 3, 2009
Like the Yankee's are doing much better after signing CC, Tex, and AJ! Please biiioooootchhh! Wake up and find a new comment to post, ass-clown!
nostephanfan wrote:
Los Mets....countdown to the Sept. collapse.
Jay

Ewa Beach, HI

#58 May 3, 2009
You said it!
TLITLKITIS wrote:
BYE BYE OLLIE>>>HELLO REDDING!!!
the glider

United States

#59 May 16, 2009
Minaya is still a jackass

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