News today is that Fred Wilpon wants Omar Minaya to stay with the Mets front office in some role.
“What is it about New York sports owners and their inability to cut ties with men who helped drive their teams into a ditch?” writes Josh Alper for NBC New York.
But for Omar, it might make sense. He’s a decent scout with a good eye for talent that others might not see. We know well that he can find players on the scrap heap, bring them aboard, and watch them perform well.
The issue was after they had one good season, Minaya would sign them to a three-year, multi-million dollar deal as he attempted to catch lightning in a bottle. He would almost always fail.
If he’s a man to search the scrap heap, the international leagues and wherever else competent baseball players might be hiding – and sending them the way of Sandy Alderson & Co. he might be a good asset to keep around. Let the smart guys in the front office decide on money, years and bonuses.
Then again, it might be better just to sever all ties with Minaya and move on as an organization.
I don’t seem to care either way. He could scout for the team, or he couldn’t. It won’t move me one way or the other.
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