Originally written June 28, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Over his six year tenure as general manager of the New York Mets, Omar Minaya made hundreds of acquisitions. Hours of going over stats, phone calls with scouts, negotiations with agents, all in an effort to put the best possible 25 players on the field come Opening Day. Minaya had made some oustanding acquisitions over the years, others; not so great. R.A. Dickey was definitely one of his better ones, but where does that incentive-laden minor league deal that brought the Mets and Dickey together rank amongst Minaya’s all-time signings over his years as GM of the Mets? Does he deserve to be placed among some of his best? Yes. While many signings such as Oliver Perez, Luis Castillo and Jason Bay will go down as some of the worst signings in franchise history, there have been some excellent acquisitions such as Carlos Beltran, Billy Wagner, Johan Santana, Carlos Delgado and of course, R.A. Dickey. Of the better ones, I would place Dickey, Santana, and Beltran in his top three. From the...
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