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Friday, December 02, 2011

Padres hire Omar Minaya as Assistant GM

According to the NY Post, The Padres have hired former Mets general manager Omar Minaya to work in the team's front office, SI.com reported Friday.

Minaya, 53, is expected to serve as an assistant under Padres general manager Josh Byrnes.

The Mets fired Minaya, along with skipper Jerry Manuel, following the conclusion of the 2010 season. Minaya had previously served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 2002-2004, prior to the team's relocation to Washington, D.C.

Mets owner Fred Wilpon hired Minaya as his general manager in 2005. The team made the postseason just once during Minaya's tenure in New York.

Minaya was rumored to be in the running for the Los Angeles Angels' general manager position, but the club ultimately selected Jerry Dipoto for the role.

Some of Omar's Finest Pieces of Work: 

As the Expos GM,  On June 27, 2002, he traded Cliff Lee (future Cy Young winner and 2 time All-Star), Grady Sizemore (future 3 time All-Star, 2 time Gold Glove winner, and Silver Slugger), Brandon Phillips (future All-Star and two time Gold Glove winner) and Lee Stevens to the Cleveland Indians for Bartolo Colón.

Good Luck San Diego!

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