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Omar Minaya Happy For deGrom, Calls It A Victory For The Organization

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya, spoke to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News in Cincinnati, after she spotted him chatting with All-Star Jacob deGrom. “I just told him good luck,” Minaya said, “and that we’re proud of you.” Minaya said deGrom’s athleticism was why they thought he’d progress quickly as a pitcher. Minaya, who drafted deGrom, said he was “not...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets’ future dynasty started in 2010 with Omar Minaya

In 2006 we had the called third strike then in 2007 it was the collapse. The following year was the MVP chants for Carlos Delgado but only another frustrating September. In 2009 it was a great first five weeks and then every player on the team landed on the disabled list. But what do you remember about 2010? Yes, the team had more than an average share of injuries but it didn’t...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Considering Omar Minaya For High Ranking Front Office Position

Erik Boland of Newsday is reporting that the New York Yankees are considering adding former Mets general manager Omar Minaya in a high ranking front office capacity. According to Boland, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is very close with Minaya who is currently serving as the senior vice president of baseball operations for the San Diego Padres. It’s not clear what role Minaya would...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement and Brighter Future

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya is happy for all the recent success the Mets have enjoyed, but also for what he sees as a bright future for the organization. In an interview with Mike Puma of the NY Post, Minaya praised the scouts and development people who drafted or signed most of the Mets players that now form the nucleus of a young Mets team on the verge of a vibrant...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The night Omar Minaya got nervous

I met Omar Minaya once. We encountered each other on the elevator at Shea Stadium before the Mets’ game against the Seattle Mariners on June 25th, 2008. The entire event comprised probably less than two minutes but in that short span of time, I still managed to unnerve him. Here’s the story: On June 17, 2008, Minaya and Tony Bernazard fired Willie Randolph and several coaches...
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Lo Duca rips Mets, says they should trade David Wright

Before last night’s game against San Francisco, former Mets catcher, Paul Lo Duca came out firing shots against the organization and former GM Omar Minaya. He explained that after to the 2006-2007 seasons, the Mets “stuck their hopes in a guy that, let’s be honest, had no clue what was going on. None. The guy was an idiot. And he ended up making the franchise go backwards....
Via Metstradamus
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Mets Catcher Calls Minaya An Idiot Who Was Unfit To Be GM

Former Dodger and Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca took a rip at his former general manager Omar Minaya, charging that Minaya was an idiot who was unfit for his job. Appearing as a guest on the Joe and Evan show on WFAN this morning to talk about the Belmont Stakes, things veered way off course when the former MLB All-Star turned horse-racing enthusiast, took some stiff jabs at his former...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MMN Exclusive: Omar Minaya Shares About Baseball Development In Latin America

I sat down with Former Mets General Manager and current Padres Senior Vice President, Omar Minaya, to conduct an interview pertaining to Dominican and Latin American development and the importance of baseball in developing countries such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. I asked Omar, who I know as an expert, and who was at the forefront of our major assets in Latin America...
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets’ lineup if Omar Minaya’s plan worked out

Pretty much every Mets fan will agree that Omar Minaya failed as the Mets’ GM in trying to make the squad into a perennial winning team. Some of the problems weren’t his fault; regardless, he failed as General Manager. Minaya had many plans internally with prospects which were supposed to work out but most of them didn’t. Now let’s take a look at what the 2014 lineup might...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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