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07:18 AM ET 01.30 | Steve Phillips has sat in the same seat, and he can feel Sandy Alderson's pain. [Alderson's] dealing with mounting criticism as the Yankees spend another offseason loading up with the best players on the open market. "I personally thought the Mets GM job was the toughest executive position in sports," Phillips, the former Mets executive, said on Radio Row after finishing his morning show on SiriusXM Radio at the Sheraton in Midtown. "The expectations are the same and comparisons are obvious that you're in the same town [with the Yankees], but it's a different structure, a different business plan and different history and tradition for the organizations. So I do think it does make it somewhat difficult."

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January 30, 2014  08:31 AM ET

When Phillips was here he held 2 jobs GM and a ****!!!!

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January 30, 2014  09:32 AM ET

Not only in NY are the GM's job are tough, but in some other cities when the owner thinks he knows more than the GM and will not stay out of the way and let the man do his job.

January 30, 2014  11:02 AM ET

In NY The GM (Mets) in 3 Years has not developed one everyday player and has managed to put just about every pitcher they have on The DL or some kind of Surgery and continues to alienate the young players, other than that, the owners think he's great!!!

January 30, 2014  12:48 PM ET

I need a Kleenex

January 30, 2014  03:15 PM ET
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Hardest job in sports?

not really,,

January 30, 2014  05:21 PM ET

Being crosstown from the Yankees are only difficult if you are busy watching them and not watching your team. Most knowledgeable Met fans do not want to pursue the Yankee (pay up for the biggest star) template. The Mets have always been more successful with home grown talent (particularly the pitchers) with a few strategic players via trade and free agency. Sandy Alderson is taking the path that neither Steve Phillips or Omar Minaya had the balls to pursue.

January 31, 2014  06:08 AM ET
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Being crosstown from the Yankees are only difficult if you are busy watching them and not watching your team. Most knowledgeable Met fans do not want to pursue the Yankee (pay up for the biggest star) template. The Mets have always been more successful with home grown talent (particularly the pitchers) with a few strategic players via trade and free agency. Sandy Alderson is taking the path that neither Steve Phillips or Omar Minaya had the balls to pursue.

His path is headed to Last Place!

January 31, 2014  09:00 AM ET

I always thought that a team's traveling secretary had the toughest job.

 
January 31, 2014  09:00 AM ET

I always thought that a team's traveling secretary had the toughest job.

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