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Former Mets GM No Longer Designated Martyr

Approximately five years ago, after their second straight losing season, the New York Mets relieved general manager Omar Minaya of all duties and sent him on his merry way. Throughout his 2004-2010 tenure in New York, Minaya faced a great share of criticism due to his acquisitions--or lack thereof. While Mets fans quickly determined the GM was the one to blame for their mediocre...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Like Omar Minaya watches the Mets he built from afar, so too may Ruben Amaro Jr. with the Phillies someday

View image | Despite one of the highest payrolls in baseball, the team was not winning. The core was aging and falling apart; only the attendance was falling as much as the core's production. The fans became angry with their general manager, and ultimately he was relieved of his...
Via Philliedelphia
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Omar Minaya Loves Daniel Murphy’s Aggressiveness

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya was a guest on WFAN on Monday and while most of the interview centered on a lot of what he covered a few days ago while at Citi Field, he did add something new with regard to Daniel Murphy. “What we always used to say about Daniel was that this was a guy who had a chance to lead the league in hitting someday because he never, ever gives up an at-bat...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Omar Minaya Checked In On Mets For Game 4

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya was at Citi Field on Tuesday in his new role as senior adviser to the MLB Players Association. Omar watched batting practice before the game and was asked to reflect on his role in building this Mets team, from being an assistant general manager when David Wright was drafted to selecting Tuesday’s starting pitcher, Steven Matz, out of high school. ...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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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