Showing posts with label Omar Minaya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Omar Minaya. Show all posts

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, 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!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Toronto Blue Jays offer Omar Minaya a scouting position

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, The Toronto Blue Jays have offered former Mets GM Omar Minaya a scouting position.

Minaya sat out this past season while collecting roughly $1.1 million from the Mets.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya interviewed for the Angels opening

Former Mets GM Omar Minaya interviewed for the Angels opening yesterday.

Minaya served as the Mets general manager from 2005-10, overseeing the team's NL East title in 2006 and its near-misses in 2007 and 2008.

The Mets went 70-92 in 2009 before going 79-83 in 2010, after which Minaya was replaced by Sandy Alderson.

According to ESPN, Kim Ng, MLB senior VP of baseball operations and former Yankees assistant, also is interviewing for the spot.

Yankees executives Damon Oppenheimer and Billy Eppler also are in the mix for the position.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Audio: Omar Minaya visits the WFAN Studio with Boomer and Carton

Omar Minaya talks to Boomer and Carton about his life after the Mets..

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Omar Minaya mulling offer from Mets

Mets GM Sandy Alderson met with Omar Minaya earlier in the week to determine Minaya's role in the Mets' revamped front office, according to Andrew Marchand of Alderson, who succeeded Minaya this October, said he outlined possible responsibilities for Minaya, who is still determining whether he wants to remain in the organization.

The Mets are paying Minaya for 2011 and 2012 regardless of whether he works for them. He'll earn about $1MM per year on his contract, which he signed after the 2008 campaign.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mets Rumors: Macha on the bench?, Beltran maybe to the AL?, Minaya's future

According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal :

Regarding Macha:
Former A's and Brewers manager Ken Macha could emerge as a candidate to join the Mets' coaching staff, perhaps even as bench coach, if the team hires Terry Collins as its next manager. Macha and Collins were teammates in the Pirates minor league system in 1972-73. Macha knows the NL from managing the Brewers the past two seasons. Collins hasn't managed in the majors since '99.

Regarding Minaya:
No word yet on the future of former Mets GM Omar Minaya, who was fired with two years left on his contract. Minaya will meet with new GM Sandy Alderson to discuss a potential role, but no decision's expected before the holidays. The Mets would benefit from Minaya returning to his scouting roots and helping the team with his ties in Latin America.

Regarding Beltran's trade possibilities:
Add the Mets' Carlos Beltran to the list of potential OF/DH solutions for AL clubs such as the White Sox and Rangers. To trade Beltran, the Mets would need to assume a significant portion of his $18.5 million salary for 2011. Beltran, 33, has a full no-trade clause, but probably would jump to play in a hitter-friendly park in his walk year.

All three of these rumors I love especially the one about Beltran. 
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