With the dismal ending of yet another lost Mets season, there was a dramatic earthquake with a magnitude of 7 that occurred at Citi Field. The Wilpons had finally had enough and fired the main culprits of a lost season. After saying farewell to GM Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel, the Wilpons brought aboard the new GM in Sandy Alderson.
What followed was a series of aftershocks that have Mets fans actually thinking positive, for a change.
The Mets now have a front office powerhouse to rival that of even the Yankees. Alderson wasted no time in stating what needed to be done and actually doing it. It seems Alderson is all about doing and not just talking.
Alderson has decided to bring aboard former Blue Jays GM and former A’s scout, J.P. Ricciardi as his right-hand man. He will be vital to amateur and pro scouting, player development and trades. This was followed by the hiring of Paul DePodesta who served as GM for the LA Dodgers. He will now serve as vice president of player development and scouting.
Who needs Kevin Towers?
With all of these new additions, is it any surprise that Rudy Terrasas was fired as the director of amateur scouting today? Not really. You had to see it coming. It is being rumored he can play another role with the organization. What is surprising is hearing that Minaya will be meeting with Alderson to be considered in another role. This would be why he has not yet given Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers an answer for heading over there as his special assistant.
It seems there are others who still feel that Minaya is valuable in certain areas.
As for the managers, the Mets have finished with their second interviews with fan favorite Wally Backman, Chip Hale, Terry Collins, and Bob Melvin. My pick? Backman or Collins. It would be nice to see a manager who does not just sit or stand around waiting for something to happen on the field in order to do something to help out his players. The Mets are set to hold a press conference this coming Tuesday which just may give Mets fans one more thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.