Mets Op-Eds and NYC Backpages for May 1

There are leaders in every corner of the locker room, which has given the Mets a toughness and resiliency on the field, Rich Coutinho explains in this must-read post to

It is difficult to quantify what Johan Santana means to the spirit of the Mets, Anthony Reiber writes in a report for Newsday.

In the New York Post, Mike Puma looks back on the good and bad of April for the Mets.

Lastly, in the Daily News, Mark Feinsand and Roger Rubin report on possible changes to next year’s inter-league play, including one less series between the Mets and Yankees.