In the Bergen Record, Bob Klapisch says, “Mets GM Omar Minaya is still in danger of losing his job; it all depends on how the Mets finish out the season.”
According to Klapisch, despite Minaya’s apology, Jeff Wilpon said the Mets have been going in the wrong direction for years.
…in a Q&A i recently did with Oh Murph, i was asked, ‘Which was most painful: 2006, 2007, 2008 or 2009,’ and i responded:
“I am always left regretting 2006. To me, Endy Chavez’s catch, so far, is the peak of the Omar Minaya Era. Chavez crossed the infield, ball in glove, the crowd was electric, the rain was falling, and, despite the score, I think most Mets fans felt momentum and maybe even fate was on our side. Then, strike three. What happened? Since, it feels like it has all been down hill. That said, there are still 60 games left in 2009.”
…from what i understand, Fred Wilpon loves omar… they have a very strong relationship… let’s say minaya makes a trade today, and, coupled with the team’s recent play, changes the narrative… then, if he gets back Jose Reyes, Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Billy Wagner and J.J. Putz, and the team rallies to win a good chunk of games, i think omar will be fine… in the end, people will blame the injuries…
…the thing is, i hope this is not how ownership decides whether to keep omar at the helm… instead, the decision should be based on wilpon’s suggestion about direction… injuries aside, his instinct is correct… and so, the question will be, and it’s somewhat applicable today: what is the plan for moving forward… if omar has one, and jeff believes in it, then, there you go, omar is the man for the job… if jeff doesn’t believe in it, regardless of injuries, embarrassment or apologies, then jeff needs to find the person who can get the Mets from here to where he wants them to go… it’s that simple…
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