Adam Rubin has a report in today’s Daily News outlining that if (or “when” if you subscribe to that school of thought) Omar Minaya is shown the door, assistant GM John Ricco may be the man to take over.
Ricco has been with the Mets since 2004 after coming over from the commissioner's office, where he worked for 12 years. He is the Mets main man for arbitration cases and waiver deals.
Ricco is more of a “numbers” guy, according to Rubin.
Ricco's background primarily is administrative and not in evaluating players - more along the lines of former GM Jim Duquette than Minaya. As a result, Ricco likely would need to lean on his deputies for recommendations.
Rubin also notes that it was Ricco who proposed the idea of trading Ryan Church for Jeff Francoeur, so take that “numbers guy” statement with a grain of salt.
Adam better be careful with this story. Minaya might think he’s lobbying for his job.