Yesterday’s conference call said a lot about Omar Minaya.
I understand the Mets have had an unbelievable amount of injuries, but most fans can probably recall the relatively short list of maladies suffered by their No. 1 pitcher, Johan Santana. Not so for the general manager of the team.
During the conference call, Minaya confessed that he could not remember Santana’s injuries during spring training. Remember, this one?
He also went on to say that he had not spoken to Santana.
These things scare me.
Minaya should be able to easily recall these injuries, especially ones to his very expensive pitcher and crutch of the franchise. That he hadn’t spoken to him that day is equally frightening.
Minaya seems out of touch with the team, and that’s not a good thing.
For a great column on the Mets, check out Joel Sherman’s piece in the NY Post today.