Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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
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