In a report for the Daily News, Adam Rubin reports that the Mets have fired Ramon Pena, “the organization’s top official in charge of signing Latin American talent.”
The Mets also fired Luis Aguayo, who was the minor-league field coordinator and also served a stint as first base coach last season. Sandy Johnson, vice president of scouting, also plans on retiring.
Looks like the Mets are none-too-pleased with their minor league system, both in terms of signings and crafting them into major league ready players.
To me, this signals a sort of last-ditch effort by Omar Minaya and the Wilpons to save face in this dismal season. These firings cast the notion that these people are the reason the team is losing and shedding them will help the team in the future.
This reeks of desperation.
Now you need to keep you eye on who fills these roles.