Well most fans of the New York Mets will be happy to hear this. According to Ken Rosenthal on FoxSports, Mets GM, Omar Minaya, is telling friends he knows his time with the Mets are coming to a close. At least as a General Manager is concerned.
Now, I have said for awhile that Minaya has an eye for talent. He should be a talent scout. Should he be dethroned, the Mets should have him remain on as a scout. It makes perfect sense! If it were not for him, we would not have the kids we have now. There would not be something to be excited about for the future.
If he did nothing else, you have to give him credit for that. Minaya deserves credit for our minor leaguers. He gets credit for keeping the kids here and not sending them packing to do wonders for another team.
Rosenthal gave a list of people who could possible replace him. There is Assistant GM, John Ricco, to name one. Other names tossed out there are John Hart, former Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians GM, and Marlins Exec Dan Jennings. I see Ricco stepping in. Getting somebody from the outside is too bold of a move for the Mets to make.
Tom Pich of MetsGuide seems to think they should not move up Ricco because “he’s part of the current regime”. I think it could work because at least Ricco knows what NOT to do. It’s like a younger sibling learning from the mistakes of the older sibling.
Should Minaya be demoted? Should he remain and Jerry Manuel take the fall? Should Minaya quit? These are all questions you can answer however way you want to. In the end, it is up to the Wilpons what will be done with him.