Omar Minaya Still Considering Job With Mets

Mets GM Sandy Alderson met with Omar Minaya earlier in the week to determine Minaya's role in the Mets' revamped front office, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. Alderson, who succeeded Minaya this October, said he outlined possible responsibilities for Minaya, who is still determining whether he wants to remain in the organization.

The Mets are paying Minaya for 2011 and 2012 regardless of whether he works for them. He'll earn about $1MM per year on his contract, which he signed after the 2008 campaign. For a closer look at the moves the Mets made under Minaya from 2004-10, check out MLBTR's Transaction Tracker.


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start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months ago

And here I thought “you’re fired” meant pack your bags, we never want to see you again.

Infield Fly
4 years 5 months ago

In the real world sure…but in the insular world of MLB it seems to mean something like “Get out NOW, and don’t you EVER come back….’til next week.”

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

In the real world I bet your employer hasn’t already committed $2 million over the next two years to you.

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

too bad for omar the mets don’t actually have his money

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

We can always put him on the Bobby Bonilla plan.

I am Urban Legend
4 years 5 months ago

Omar has one of the best eyes for international/young talent in baseball. He has great connections with scouts and “unofficial scouts” in DR, Venenzuela, Panama and Europe.
Sandy has said that he has known Omar for almost 20 years, he respects his work, they have a good relationship, and would welcome him to stay on board.

Best case scenario: Omar stays on board, learns how to incorporate statistical analysis along with his old school method of scouting, learns more about proper development in the minor league system and contract negotiation techniques and reading the market from Sandy.

Omar could be a top 3 GM had he been mentored under Sandy during his first tenure as Asst. Gm ( 97-01 ).

JaySchu
4 years 5 months ago

This.

iheartyourfart
4 years 5 months ago

you left out worst case scenario: minaya institutes himself in the line of succession for the mets GM job and unscrupulously murders alderson.

hardwired7
4 years 5 months ago

Easy: he can be a reverse-scout. When he tells the Mets to give a big-money contract to a player, they run the other way.

4 years 5 months ago

you’re fired…LOL jk, we’re the mets, we have no idea what we’re doing

scluse
4 years 5 months ago

How original! A comment knocking on the Mets!

4 years 5 months ago

Oh come on even mets fans have fun knocking the mets now. It’s our only way to cope with the pain.

scluse
4 years 5 months ago

I know, I’m a Mets fan too…unfortunately.

CitizenSnips
4 years 5 months ago

Put him in an international scouting role. He seemed more comfortable doing that anyways.

withpower
4 years 5 months ago

I think the thing about the Mets situation over the last 5-6 years that grabs me the most is the absolute totality of the fall from grace.

It’s not just the bad contracts, blowing a 7 game lead with 17 to go, 3 straight strikes to Beltran from Wainwright, Jerry Manuel and his razor, David Wright’s Great Gazoo helmet, David Wright’s 10 home run season, Jose Reyes being taught how to ‘run properly’, Beltran trying to take $17MM less to play for NYY, Johan Santana’s shoulder, clubhouse assistants improperly borrowing money from team accounts to gamble, the Madoff scandal, and the associated loans from MLB.

No it’s the way all those things weave together in harmonic tapestry to tell the story of the New York Metropolitans. Like a Navajo blanket. Or something.

johnsilver
4 years 5 months ago

Touche. Let that marker sit atop the last remains of anything resembling Minaya at Shea, Citi..etc…

JaySchu
4 years 5 months ago

This could be the single greatest comment I’ve ever witnessed on mlbtraderumors. hahahaaha

4 years 5 months ago

In 15 seconds you depressed me. I hope you know that. I bet theres more too, i bet theres more…

withpower
4 years 5 months ago

Dan Wharthen still thinks Ollie Perez can help the club.

4 years 5 months ago

And you did it again.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 5 months ago

lmfao that was golden

JacksTigers
4 years 5 months ago

Baby come back. You can blame it all on me.

nymets4581
4 years 5 months ago

This is like the United States taking Benedict Arnold back…

josepht555
4 years 5 months ago

Maybe Omar could be instrumental in a Tony Bernazard suite at Citifield? Would be perfect for the mother of KRod’s child(ren?) and her dad. Kurt Radomski could provide juice.

JacksTigers
4 years 5 months ago

This comment is all over the place. I have no idea what you are talking about.

philly_red
4 years 5 months ago

“I know you helped run the franchise into the ground, and made some horrible financial deals, and made some awful trades, but, do you want a job?”

withpower
4 years 5 months ago

Ohhhhhhh snap!

CitizenSnips
4 years 5 months ago

lol hindsight

tacko
4 years 5 months ago

Haven’t been watching basketball this season, have you?