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Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

Posted on: September 19, 2010 12:19 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 12:21 pm
Omar Minaya Omar Minaya will be relieved from his general manager duties as soon as the season ends, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports, citing sources.

Minaya is owed roughly $2.5 million for the next two years, so he could be reassigned in the organization rather than out-and-out fired.

Sherman also notes that COO Jeff Wilpon is searching for Minaya's replacement. Among the candidates mentioned are former Padres GM Kevin Towers, former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes and Marlins assistant general manager Dan Jennings. Sherman says he's unsure whether A's general manager Billy Beane or former Rangers GM John Hart would be interested in working for Wilpon.

Sherman also lists his wish list all currently retired -- Sandy Alderson, Pat Gillick, Terry Ryan and Gerry Hunsicker. None of those four seem very realistic.

Internal candidates include assitant GM John Ricco (who isn't actually seen in this video -- but would be higher on the list if it really were Rizzo) and special assistant Wayne Krivsky, the former Reds GM who deserves a good bit of credit for Cincinnati's run to the NL Central crown. Although, it seems unlikely Wilpon would go with anyone so closely associated with the Minaya regime.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2010 8:25 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

This team is run by clowns. I can't wait until the circus leaves town with Minaya, Manuel, KO-Rod, Beltran, Perez and Castillo all taking their idiocy and failure with them.

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: September 20, 2010 3:38 pm

Affirmative action is over!

Omar is going!..Great, now the Mets might look at someone other than a Latino for players..Fact play for the had to be Latino...This guy is the most racsist Gm in the League... For every Jason Bay,,,there is 20 other latino's that get hired first. Maybe now the Mets will begin to compete since they can broaden thier player pool...FYI, I am not a Mets fan.,Im a baseball fan and this is good news for baseball.

Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2010 3:12 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

This is a really good example of "the pressure of expectations" in NY.  When Minaya was the GM of the Montreal Expos he was widely regarded as the best (or one of the best) talent evaluators in MLB.  When he becomes the GM of the Mets (as so many GM's before him) he thinks well let me just sign everyone I can get my hands on and not worry about the draft or youth within the organization. It is the franchsies fault for the way they operate.  You cannot just go oout and purchase free agents and think that is going to get you to the promised land.  Much against the tide of popular belief that approach doesn't work for anyone including the Yankees.  Look at the $$$ they Yanks have spent the last ten years and the players they have signed and it has yielded them 1 title in 10 years.  From 1996-2000 they were loaded with homegrown talent and the occasional FA signing but when they decided to go out and sign every possible FA the past ten years they have 1 title to show for it.  And I say this b/c given the amount of $$ they spend every season they should win the WS every year.  The Mets need a guy like Pat Gillick who has tamen every franchise he has run (Blue jays, Orioles, Marines, Phillies) anmd turned them into contenders and in the case of the Phils and champs! And what do all these franchises have in common??? They weren't competitive before Gillick got there...

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2010 10:26 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

No word from the Mets. After this breaks and especially since Sherman is involved, the Mets should just own up and call a PC tomorrow. They should just fire both he and Jerry. They can finish out the year in the misery they've caused.

Towers, Hart, Beane or even Krivsky is fine with me. The fact Omar and jerry are gone is a positive step. The Perez and Castillo contracts along with the Beltran and KO-Rod fiascos doomed hm. No one is more deserving of the axe. I hope the Mets go Lizzy Borden ASAP.

This team needs an attitude adjustment and someone who knows talent and how to procure it and not throw money at garbage. There is so much work to do this off-season. The 4 I mentioned in the paragraph above must all be gone. No exceptions.

The sad part is the Mets are 2 years too late. Axing Omar after choke #2 would have avoided the last 2 years of misery. The extension he received was a joke.

Since: Mar 12, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2010 8:36 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

wow wonder how long it was going to take them to realize that it was the shopper and not the cook well almost perhaps a new GM can put thier foot down and have this team understand that they are in it to win not get huge salaries then have multitudes of injuries

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2010 7:34 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

I just heard angels singing in the heavens...  

Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2010 7:04 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

Bet you took ALL DAY to come up with that one

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: September 19, 2010 5:17 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

If he is re-assigned I hope it is to cleaning the rest rooms at a minor league farm team and Oliver Perez can help.  It was not bad luck, he was terrible.  There were glaring needs and he did nothing.  I hope we get someone soon so we will be ready for off season activities.  Now when is Jerry leaving town?  I cannot believe he (Omar) will be a GM again but if he is, might I suggest Philadelphia or Atlanta!  I wonder if being swepted by the Braves had anything to do with this?

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2010 4:17 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

He's the worst crook GM in baseball.  Glad to see him go.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2010 4:01 pm

Report: Mets GM to be relieved of duty

Guys, I think we all saw this coming when Omar's previous contract was set to expire last year. At the time I had said that Omar would be fired within a year or two of the new contract. The fact that Omar has been effectively relieved of his duties conitnunes to support my theory that when a team signs an ineffective manager/coach to a contract extension that the team will regret the decision and cut him a year or two later.  The question I am asking is why do teams conitnue to do it? Do they love to waste money? If they do I am sure many of us here would gladly sign a 4-6 year contract only to get fired about midway through it. Since the contract is guaranteed we have nothing to lose.

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