I don’t know if you noticed (how could you not?) but it seems like every time a young player does something positive, we see discussions here, and even on WFAN yesterday regarding which GM brought that player to the Mets.
First, as I’ve said here I think Minaya did a better job than most give him credit for. Second, let us please stop pretending that Alderson has been here for 5+ years and has yet to produce a young talent. He’s been here for 1 full season. If there wasn’t a single talent in the Mets farm system for him to use, Minaya would have probably never worked in baseball again. He’s in a role that suits his skill set in San Diego.
However, I will say this. People often think that the criticisms of Minaya were geared towards having “nobody in the minors.” I don’t think that is true. I think it’s an exaggeration. I think the arguments are 3 fold
A) He went after aging veteran players through free agency, who would then cost the Mets valuable draft picks.
B) When h