Friday, September 3, 2010
Rumor: Omar Minaya
Mets GM Omar Minaya has told friends that he enjoys scouting and talent evaluation. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated wonders aloud if this is a precursor to Minaya has accepted that he will be assigned to a new position. Some in the organization wonder if owner Fred Wilpon traveling to the minors with assistant GM John Ricco means that the Mets intend to elevate Ricco to the GM position. It's possible, however, that Ricco was just assisting on a scouting mission.
I would not be opposed to re-assigning Minaya within the Organization. He is very good at scouting and evaluating talent. I think he would be an asset in that capacity. I do believe that it is time to move on from Omar as GM. Whether or not Jeff and Fred Wilpon agree is another story.