Update, 5:03 pm:
Mets GM Omar Minaya talked earlier today to WFAN’s Mike Francesa.
To listen to the entire interview, go to WFAN.com.
…the way i hear it, from what he said in this interview, minaya is not interested in trading a ton of young talent for a rent-a-player… also, the big bat fans keep hoping for is just not available on the trade market… instead, though he’s always looking to improve the ballclub, the reality is, he and his staff will need to be creative in any deal they make, and they’re most interested in acquiring a player who can be part of the team’s future…
Minaya did mention Brad Holt, Jenry Mejia and Ike Davis when he was asked if he holds young players, who do not get a lot of publicity, that other teams have interest in.
By the way, Minaya said Davis has been promoted to Double-A.
In the end, Minaya said he is not interested in only trading for a player who will be here for ‘a month, or a few months,’ while adding, ‘To make a trade, just to play catch up, that, to me, is dangerous.’
…in other words, if the Mets make a trade, it’s more likely going to be for a player who can play first and outfield, and he’ll be young enough and under contract through at least next season to warrant parting with young prospects…
Original Post, 12:53 pm:
Mets GM Omar Minaya will be a guest of Mike Francesa today on WFAN around 4:30 pm.
To listen live, log on to WFAN.com.
…by the way, for some reason, Emmanuelle Chriqui repeatedly turns up when i search images of minaya on Google… i have no idea why this happens, but i like it…
…in other words, yes, tell sloan i said what up…
Speaking of Francesa, and the Mets…
This morning, he and WFAN held a breakfast with Jerry Manuel at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.
Of the 200 people who paid to attend, 20 were allowed to ask Manuel a question, including Steve Keane from the Eddie Kranepool Society.
Manuel answered questions about the leadership of Alex Cora and Johan Santana; the health of Jose Reyes; coping with injuries; hoping for a trade; and pitch counts; among other things.
To read more about the event, check out Keane’s blog.