Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/5/13

NEW YORK - JULY 27: Founder/Executive Director of NYILFF Calixto Chinchilla (L) and General Manager of the New York Mets Omar Minaya arrive at the Premiere of 'La Republica De Baseball: Los Gigantes Dominicanos' during the New York International latino Film Festival on July 27, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYILFF)
DrDooby says: Omar Minaya wasn’t a great GM. However, he also wasn’t a terrible GM. He did what he was asked to do, i.e. build a quick fix winner, while swimming in cash and having two inexpensive young building blocks in Wright & Reyes. Yes, he did at the cost of future payrolls – but he couldn’t foresee the collapse of Bernie Madoff’s scheme either I suppose, so while the 2nd half of his tenure was filled with dubious contracts, he thought he had the money. Also, the farm system he inherited was terrible. He built up a nice Latin American talent pipeline that will benefit the Mets for years to come. He did underestimate how long it´d take for that talent to get here though. Likewise he ignored high upside prospects in the draft and went for low risk – but often low ceiling signings. Thus your current 2013 Mets roster, filled with lots of solid young players without much upside – save for Matt Harvey, a college pick that looks great and Jon Niese, one of the rare HS pitchers pi...
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