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Minaya has his work cut out for him to repair Mets

There are 51 comments on the Newsday story from May 24, 2009, titled Minaya has his work cut out for him to repair Mets. In it, Newsday reports that:

What he regretted most of all yesterday, Jerry Manuel indicated, was the top of the fifth inning at Fenway Park .

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nic

Athens, Greece

#1 May 25, 2009
Your suggestions suck. Sure let's rape the farm system that's always a good idea. Injuries happen, if it's meant to ruin a season there's nothing a team can do. You would happy if the Mets decimated their organization with stupid trades, thankfully they don't listen to dolts like you.
Kurt

Everett, WA

#2 May 25, 2009
Did you ever consider that the Mariners have to build much sooner than that or risk losing Felix to free agency? The reality is that they need major league talent, albeit young if they deal off Bedard. If they keep Bedard and deal Washburn they can get a more veteran player, but the fact still remains that they need to post winning records the next three seasons to have any chance of keeping Felix in the fold and he IS the franchise, not Griffey or Ichiro who are both senior citizens by baseball's definiton. The point is that it's totally inaccurate to think the Mariners will accept low level prospects. Most likely they would want something built around guys like Brett Cecil and Adam Lind, although they'd be better off looking for a productive shortstop to deal Bedard. My first pick for a trade partner would be White Sox if I had to guess with Ramirez being included with Cedeno going the other way and Yuni or Ramirez becoming the utility infielder and the other starting. The deal would also have to include more than Clayton Richard as we have 5 or 6 of those type lefties already hovering around Tacoma/Seattle.
Ernesto C

Ilion, NY

#3 May 25, 2009
Does anyone remember the days when teams called players up from Triple A, when a major leaguer was injured ? Why is their a player draft every year ? What happened to developing players in the minors ? The Mets have nothing in their system. Omar must go.
TEM-rM

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 May 25, 2009
Reyes should be put on the DL to make room for Fernando Martinez.
Beer Here

White Plains, NY

#5 May 25, 2009
how much are the beers at Citifield now?
Dave

Binghamton, NY

#6 May 25, 2009
The Mets have to do something. They are one more injury away from this whole thing becoming a total disaster...let's see just how good of a GM Minaya really is now that he is going to be forced to make some moves.
MinnyJohn

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 25, 2009
TEM-rM wrote:
Reyes should be put on the DL to make room for Fernando Martinez.
Ditto. Is this guy for real or not? Let's have a look, already!
Righteous

Old Bridge, NJ

#8 May 25, 2009
All of the "prospects" are overhyped as to up thier value in potential trade, only problem is all of baseabll knows this. Endy Chavez(who I like), Lastings Milledge (clown), and soon we will see Fernando Martinez.

None of them are worhtwhile; otherwise wouldn't they be on the field when half the team is hurt, so their stock will increase in value. Either they are prodcutive or used to acquire somebody productive.

This has been the approach the last few years.

Definition of (Omar Minaya)insanity:

Utilizing the same approach yet expecting a different outcome.
Harry Vaj

East Setauket, NY

#9 May 25, 2009
Beer Here wrote:
how much are the beers at Citifield now?
$6. Dope.
Will

Bronx, NY

#10 May 25, 2009
What the hell are you talking about..Endy Chavez was NEVER in the Mets minor league system and is no longer on the team, neither is Milledge. Based on that you don't know your a___s from your elbow so you don't really know what Fernando Martinez will do. best to s___t up and not make a fool of yourself..
Righteous wrote:
All of the "prospects" are overhyped as to up thier value in potential trade, only problem is all of baseabll knows this. Endy Chavez(who I like), Lastings Milledge (clown), and soon we will see Fernando Martinez.
None of them are worhtwhile; otherwise wouldn't they be on the field when half the team is hurt, so their stock will increase in value. Either they are prodcutive or used to acquire somebody productive.
This has been the approach the last few years.
Definition of (Omar Minaya)insanity:
Utilizing the same approach yet expecting a different outcome.
Harry Vaj

East Setauket, NY

#11 May 25, 2009
The first two to go should be Omar followed by Manuel.
Will

Bronx, NY

#12 May 25, 2009
Yeah and the sky is falling too.chicken little..
Dave wrote:
The Mets have to do something. They are one more injury away from this whole thing becoming a total disaster...let's see just how good of a GM Minaya really is now that he is going to be forced to make some moves.
Harry Vaj

East Setauket, NY

#13 May 25, 2009
Dave wrote:
The Mets have to do something. They are one more injury away from this whole thing becoming a total disaster...let's see just how good of a GM Minaya really is now that he is going to be forced to make some moves.
He's proven himself to be an average GM at best and it has long been time for him to go.
Will

Bronx, NY

#14 May 25, 2009
And I gather you've seen ALL the players in their minor league system?? Besides the stupidity, where do you think R. Martinez, Pagan and Santos came from?? And if they are developing in the minors did it ever occur to genius they are NOT ready for the majors..
Ernesto C wrote:
Does anyone remember the days when teams called players up from Triple A, when a major leaguer was injured ? Why is their a player draft every year ? What happened to developing players in the minors ? The Mets have nothing in their system. Omar must go.
Will

Bronx, NY

#15 May 25, 2009
Okay genius and who do you suggest they bring in that is way above average??.. How about steve Philips again or Jim Duquette the guys who signed Mo Vaughn and tarded away Scott Kazmir.. The Mets have had a winning record each year since Omar came here in 2005 which is much better than who preceded him.. maybe if he had an open checkbook like 'genius' Brian Cashman he could merely throw money down the toilet in covering the mistakes.... But I'd like to know your opinion of a way above average GM????
Harry Vaj wrote:
<quoted text>
He's proven himself to be an average GM at best and it has long been time for him to go.
Jim

Billings, MT

#16 May 25, 2009
Look, there are players out there to be had without totally deflating the ML system.
However, IF the Mets want to make the playoffs this year, they better solve their biggest issue(s) and that is POWER and DEFENSE. They have neither.
Our Corner outfielders are a joke. The Bench is a joke.
Put Tatis at first EVERYDAY. Murphy is in a prolonged slump.
Ryan Church hasn't had an RBI in 66 at bats! He has 1 home run and 8 rbi for the year. Omir Santos has better numbers.
Bring up Martinez. Put Church on the DL. Make a trade to Houston for Tejada - he can play second as well when Reyes is healthy again and the Astros would deal him if the right offer came alnong. Castillo is starting to decline again and the Mets need Tejada's power.
They would take Kunz and another prospect for Tejada.
Hopefully, Oliver Perez will return in June ready to pitch.
For the other corner, Sheffield appears ready to stay and play in LF.
The Mets won't make the playoffs unless they add power.
Will

Bronx, NY

#17 May 25, 2009
I guess getting Beltran, Santana and K-Rod were bad moves.. some of you morons should really learn about baseball and stop the what have you done for me lately childish BS.. like the guy hasn't made moves before..... pft..
Dave wrote:
The Mets have to do something. They are one more injury away from this whole thing becoming a total disaster...let's see just how good of a GM Minaya really is now that he is going to be forced to make some moves.
ROL

AOL

#18 May 25, 2009
I agree. Put Reyes on the DL and bring up Tejada and put Church on the DL and bring up Fernando Martinez. As a long time Mets fan, I enjoy seeing if the young guys can play. It is more interesting than watching Tatis play shortstop. Who knows maybe we will get something out of Angel Pagan but I would still rathar watch Martinez play out there.
William J

London, UK

#19 May 25, 2009
"The person best equipped to mend the team's wounds is not any doctor, but Minaya." -Ken Davidoff

We are doomed.
Righteous

Old Bridge, NJ

#20 May 25, 2009
Will wrote:
What the hell are you talking about..Endy Chavez was NEVER in the Mets minor league system and is no longer on the team, neither is Milledge. Based on that you don't know your a___s from your elbow so you don't really know what Fernando Martinez will do. best to s___t up and not make a fool of yourself.. <quoted text>
I appreciate your input. I know they are no longer on the team, that was my point.
However, now that has established; it does not change the fact they were overhyped as most of the system is. Nothing would make me happier for Fernando to be as sold, but the front office track record is not their.
He too will be traded for less what you figure he is worth right now.
Omar, why so sensitive this morning......

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