The Mets will spend the rest of the season and off-season looking for a new general manager. They might not have to look far because Omar Minaya is here.
You don’t have to think about it for long before you realize that it’s the right move. Bringing back Omar Minaya to be the new GM for the New York Mets would be a great fit.
First of all, he already has plenty of experience when it comes to the Mets. In the 1990’s he was with the team for nearly a decade and then he came back to be the GM for six seasons.
Secondly, he’s already here. When the 2018 season began, Minaya was serving his third stint with the team, this time as a special assistant. Regardless of what issues there have been in the past, he’s here now, and he could help lead the team in the future.
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You can’t deny that he’s done great things with the Mets as their GM. He has signed and traded for lots of great players during the time he spent here. Just in his first two years he brought in Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran, Billy Wagner, Paul Lo Duca, and Carlos Delgado. Plus, who can forget Johan Santana.
He also did very well with his draft picks, which included Jacob deGrom, Daniel Murphy, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, and Steven Matz, among many other smaller players. For a few seasons, the team was his.
It’s really time for him to come back as the lead GM, even if it’s just for a short amount of time. He’s not afraid to throw money where it matters. Sandy made two big signings, with Yoenis Cespedes and David Wright, and everything else was bargain hunters, but Minaya would actively be looking for good players.
Then you also have the draft. If the Mets finish the season with another bad record, he would be using his insane knowledge of the draft to bring in some great new talent.
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In the end, the Mets might look elsewhere and it would pretty much be a tossup. They could find the next great GM or they can find someone they will regret signing. At least if they bring back Minaya, they would know what they are getting us into.