Major League Baseball announced this morning that former Expos and Mets general manager Omar Minaya has been named a league consultant who’ll focus on amateur scouting initiatives. According to the press release, Minaya will “advise MLB’s Baseball Operations Department regarding both domestic and international scouting initiatives” and “represent MLB with key stakeholders across amateur baseball and at industry events.”
“Omar is a highly respected figure across our sport who will help shape our future initiatives in the amateur space,” commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement within today’s press release. “We are pleased that he will provide his scouting expertise and experience as a senior executive with multiple MLB Clubs. We welcome Omar and look forward to his contributions.”
Minaya, 63, broke into baseball operations as a scout with the Rangers in the mid-1980s. Most notably, he served as GM in Montreal from 2002-04 before rejoining the Mets (where he’d been an assistant GM) as their general manager from 2004-10. From there, he’d go on to work as a senior vice president of baseball operations with the Padres and eventually as a senior advisor to MLBPA executive director Tony Clark. Most recently, Minaya has again been working with the Mets — first as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson and then in an ambassadorship role.
“For four decades, scouting has been a true passion of mine,” Minaya said in a statement of his own. “It is an honor for me to assist Major League Baseball to ensure the scouting industry remains the lifeblood of this game. As baseball evolves, scouting has changed, and I’m excited to be part of how the industry moves forward in scouting players.”
No comment on Minaya as a GM, but his scouting, particularly on the international side, is regarded as among the best in the game. Seems like a good fit.
Wait… so I’m suppose to be scared of the marlins who have the 20th ranked farm system???
So they have a worst team and a worst farm and I’m suppose to be scared.
Btw it looks like the mests will have the best farm and major league team next year (NL East)… Braves also have a farm ranked worst.
Not looking good for NL east
The Mets farm is ranked around 20th by most experts. Marlins is ranked in the top 5. Not sure what you’re on about.
But anyway. Merry Christmas.
Look at baseball America’s baseball farm rankings….. Fangraphs and Keith law also had us better
They had the Mets ranked 16. If you want to throw a parade go ahead.
I’m not genius, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the Marlins farm rankings drop may have something to do with their prospects having been brought up and no longer considered farmhands.
After all, the Marlins are like the the other franchises that aren’t like the Mets. Our prospects are labeled prospects for a limited period of time because we bring them up and we find out real fast what they are…unlike the Mets who have a history of guys being 29 years old still being called prospects with upside.
And guess who between the Marlins and Mets does the term “getting older” hurt and which one it helps.
So what your saying is that the Mets have a better team and a better farm. Thank you.
Man, reading comprehension has truly gone down in this country.
Typical Mets fan having them winning everything before the year then when they finish in 3rd place again they will blame the injuries.Will not win anything with that
Owner and Eppler is a loser too.
Omar Minaya’s son Justin plays basketball at Providence College and I’ve met Justin after a few games. Great kid. I was actually able to meet Omar last week after one of the games and talk sports a bit. Seems like a great man!
Maybe Minaya can swing a trade involving Manfred…
Mets up the MLB.
Kevin Michael Farrell
Mets are finally rid of him!