Minaya - a ray of hope?
His track record is spotty at best. Now I won't delve into his past with the Mets, as I don't know much about that time period, nor do I much care. However, he received credit for Montreal having winning seasons, when in reality he inherited a great deal of young talent. We're talking the likes of Vlad, Pavano, Mota, Vazquez, Vidro, Cabrera, Colon, Urbina, etc. He gave away most of those players for virtually nothing, albeit he never had any leverage and his back was constantly against the wall during trade talks.
I don't really blame this 100% on Omar, considering he was given near impossible parameters to succeed, but when the going gets tough, the tough get going...or something.
Omar is at his best in the scouting department. He is not FO material. The trade Jim Duquette made for Richard Hidalgo back in May impressed me more than anything Omar has ever done.
The Mets ray of hope will come when the Wilpons say arrivederci.