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Omar Minaya

  1. mets
    Oliver Perez Won a Baseball Game Last NightHe earned a win in his debut for AA Harrisburg, allowing one hit and an unearned run in five innings.
  2. yankees
    Laura Posada Reminds Us That the Mets Dodged a Bullet Four Years AgoThe Mets wanted to give him a five-year contract, if she remembers correctly.
  3. mets
    Mets Fans Won’t Have Luis Castillo to Kick Around AnymoreThe Mets have cut ties with the second baseman.
  4. mets
    Fred Wilpon Would Like to Have Omar Minaya Around AgainBut would Minaya accept a reduced role?
  5. starting over
    Report: Omar Minaya Could Remain With Organization, Depending on the New GMYou’re not getting rid of him that easily.
  6. firing line
    The Mets Try to Erase the Last Four YearsThe Mets try to start over, mid-journey.
  7. mets
    Jerry Manuel Out As Mets Manager, Omar Minaya Out As GMNext up: the search for a new GM.
  8. mets
    It’ll Be Over Soon, Mets FansJerry Manuel appears to be on his way out, but what about Omar Minaya?
  9. mets
    The Mets Have Plenty of Seats AvailableThe Mets are above .500, but no one seems to care.
  10. mets
    Various Mets Providing Various Versions of Various DelusionsThe Mets aren’t quite on top of their situation.
  11. mets
    Mets Gut Out Meaningless VictoryThe Mets win in a casual walk-off.
  12. mets
    The Mets Do Their Best to Extinguish All HopeThe Mets now have to go 34-11 to make the playoffs. UNLIKELY.
  13. mets
    The Mets Aren’t Shaking Anything Up Anytime SoonThe Mets hold tight as the season slips away.
  14. mets
    The Mets Are Running Out of TimeThe Mets better go on a run, right now.
  15. mets
    Back to Square One, the Mets Consider Blowing It Up AgainThe Mets end a nightmarish road trip.
  16. mets
    The Mets’ Countdown Clock ShiftsThe Mets are in a heckuva lot of trouble.
  17. mets
    Clearly Terrified by Wilpon, the Mets WinThe Mets owner has some changes.
  18. mets
    The Clouds Are Gathering Over Citi FieldThe Mets are swept by the Marlins.
  19. oof
    These Are Your 2010 New York MetsThe Mets are off to a rough start, again.
  20. mets
    It Could Get Ugly Fast for MetsThe Mets’ slow start could get slower fast. That makes sense, honest.
  21. mets
    Omar Minaya Would Like to Assure You That He’s Still Running the MetsGood to clear that up.
  22. lukewarm stove
    It Worked So Well With Tom Glavine, Why Not John Smoltz?The Mets, eyeing John Smoltz, closely.
  23. somebody right?
    The Mets Are Running Out of Potential PitchersJoel Pineiro and Doug Davis are two other people who will not pitch for the Mets.
  24. moves
    The Pitching Market Is Collapsing in the Mets’ FavorOmar Minaya has been smart to wait for pitching.
  25. hot stove
    Omar Minaya Would Like Signing a Left-Fielder to Be As Easy As PossibleSorry, Matt Holliday. You’ll have to get your millions elsewhere.
  26. what is happening?
    Omar Minaya Versus the MetsWhat are the Mets doing?
  27. woe is mets
    Mets Debating Whether to Bid Against Themselves for Jason BayOmar Minaya’s new, new math.
  28. woe is mets
    It Appears the Mets Savior Will Have to Be Jason BayShockingly, things aren’t going well for the Mets this off-season.
  29. woe is mets
    For Mets, Winter Meetings Proving As Depressing As Regular SeasonThe Mets, off to a kicking off-season start.
  30. hot stove
    Do the Mets Have a Plan?No one really knows.
  31. the sports section
    Mets Stick With Minaya, Hope for the BestFiring him would be an admission that the team is blowing up the whole mess. No one wants to admit that.
  32. the sports section
    Smith: Omar Minaya Speeds Up His Self-immolationThe past two years have been bad enough for the Mets general manager. So why is he getting into fights with the press that he can’t win?
  33. the sports section
    Bernazard Firing Somehow Makes Things Worse for MetsOmar Minaya, what are you thinking?
  34. the sports section
    The Mets, and Omar Minaya, Have Lost Their Way, But at Least They’ve Found a ScapegoatYou may not know who he is, but you will. And he probably even deserves it.
  35. the sports section
    Leitch: The Unfortunate Legacy of Pedro MartinezPedro no longer has any symbolic value to the Mets. But did he ever?
  36. the sports section
    Leitch: Why the Heads of Our Team’s Managers No Longer RollWhat’s it take for New York sports-team leaders to get fired anymore?
  37. the sports section
    This Would Be a Good Time to Lower Your Expectations for the Mets and YankeesBrian Cashman doesn’t want you to get your hopes up, and Omar Minaya wants you to pin yours to Luis Castillo.
  38. gossipmonger
    Chloë Sevigny Brings Insouciance to Atlantic CityAtlantic City is like, dur, we’ve been doing that for years. Plus, Martha Stewart wrestles an errant speaker system and Rafael Nadal tussles with Menudo, in our daily New York gossip roundup.
  39. the sports section
    Willie Randolph’s ‘Daily News’ Confessional: Class Act or Cry for Help?The fired Mets manager goes into exhaustive detail over his final days with the team. We’re just not sure why.
  40. the sports section
    Chris Smith: What Randolph RepresentedThe Mets hired Willie Randolph because of what he had come to represent. Four years later, that’s why they fired him, too.
  41. the sports section
    Willie Randolph Is Safe With Mets … for NOWDUM dum dum … the soap opera that is the Mets’ management strategy continues.
  42. the sports section
    Omar Won’t Fire Willie! As some ponder Omar Minaya’s political strategy when dealing with Mets brass today, Newsday gives it to us straight. Minaya didn’t give Randolph a full vote of confidence in interviews with the press yesterday, but the paper reports that the Mets’ epic collapse “will not cost Willie Randolph his job.” A source close to Minaya says that his decision has already been made, and that the general manager wants to keep Randolph for the rest of his two-year, $4.25 million contract. It sounds crazy, but it’s almost as if all of the sadness on the part of Randolph and the players (combined with that apology!) has worked to defuse all the fan outrage we saw over the weekend. Either that, or they just found something new to get mad about. Source: Mets GM Minaya Won’t Fire Randolph [Newsday]
  43. the sports section
    After Mets Loss, Nobody Even Wants to Play the Blame GameWillie Randolph cried. After the worst late-season collapse in baseball history, the Mets manager spoke to his team. Tears welled up, his voice cracked, and players later told reporters that the stoic manager actually wept. It was out of character and emblematic of the fact that what happened to the Mets (or, rather, what they did to themselves) was just sadder than anything else. Today in the papers where fans who were denied postseason play should have at least gotten to enjoy a spirited round of the blame game, there was surprisingly little finger-pointing at Randolph. It was almost as if the sportswriters felt … bad for him.
  44. the sports section
    Plunking Toward Postseason Baseball in New York has now descended into the energetic predictability of mid-career Oasis. (Which ain’t all that bad. The Gallagher brothers nearly sold out Madison Square Garden last time around and, after a few vodka cranberries and an Excedrin Migraine with extra caffeine, they sounded damn good.) There’s possibility of another Yankees-Sox matchup to which noted philosopher king Derrick Coleman would say, “Whoopty damn do.” Then there’s the lure of another Subway Series. Seriously, who is really rooting for twelve days of Mike and the Mad Dog frothing over Torre versus Randolph or reprising their asinine argument of whether Billy Wagner is entitled to use “Enter Sandman” as his entry song? I’d rather have my molars removed without anesthesia. Or watch Dane Cook shout inane baseball promos for Fox. Oh crap, that last thing really happened.
  45. the sports section
    As the Mets Swoon, Should Randolph Blame Minaya? As the Mets have staggered toward the regular-season finish line, manager Willie Randolph’s stoic demeanor has been taking a beating: He needs to scream at his players. He needs to kick over the post-game buffet. He needs to get thrown out of a game to incite a rally. He needs to do something, anything, to kick-start some action. But Randolph played for legendarily feisty manager Billy Martin, and he knows better than anyone that those days are long gone. All he (or fans) can do now is try to figure out what’s wrong.