after spending hundreds of millions of dollars on bumbs it took minaya's no class firing of willie randolph for the media to finally bring it up ... maybe the teflon will come off now and send this guy packing next
His reasoning on espn was totally bs he sounded the BHO, they had plenty of time before this to fire Willie, this guy wanted him gone 3 weeks ago. He is a total classless gm who picked these players and is trying to keep his job in tact. I am hoping Willie will still coach at the all star game so the people can give him a standing ovation and show the mutts who has the class in NY.
On June 17, 2008, Omar Minaya was subject to intense scrutiny and criticism from many in Major League Baseball and by the New York City media for his handling of the firing of Willie Randolph as the Mets manager. Many members of the media and fans criticized the timing of the decision, a day into a west coast road trip, and some referred to the late night episode as the Mets' "Midnight Massacre." He fired Randolph in Randolph's hotel room in California after Randolph finished managing the first game of the Mets series with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a game which they won, 9-6. Minaya also fired pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Thomas Nieto. Randolph was removed from his position with no media present and the decision came to light through a press release from Minaya at 3:12am EST (12:12am PDT); as such, many of the Mets team members were unaware that this had transpired and, upon being informed (not by Mets management, but by various team reporters and commentators) expressed shock and mild disbelief. Randolph's job was in question for the two to three weeks prior to the decision being made, and the uncertainty of Randolph's job has been more at the forefront of the questions surrounding the team than the actual baseball they've been playing. Minaya's seemingly bad timing and poor execution has brought to light the internal problems of the Mets front office. Jerry Manuel, Randolph's bench coach, is now the interim manager of the Mets. Coaches Ken Oberkfell (new first base coach), Dan Warthen (new pitching coach), and Luis Aguayo (new third base coach) also joined the team after this decision (Sandy Alomar, Sr. is now Manuel's bench coach). During his 5pm EST press conference from California, Minaya has confirmed that Manuel will remain as the Mets manager during the remainder of the 2008 season.
Omar is running the mets the way the yankees were run in the early 2000's.
Steve Phillips brought up something that I thought was very interesting and yes whatever he says about ny teams you take with a grain of salt but he said there really is no chain of command within the mets organization. He said ppl on the low end of the pole can go over anyone above them in order to get to the important ppl of the organization.
To me that sounds like the tampa vs. ny battles that always went on.
The mets are in trouble and for any met fan that doesn't believe it is lying to themself.
yea he has done a bad job especially with he farm. It just goes to show you when the words don't go hand and hand with the actions you got sold a bill of goods. When he first came he said he wanted to turn the mets into the braves which is creating a team that could sustain itself. He has done the exact opposite which is fine like you said if it results in a championship. If they went to the WS in 06 and won then it would have been ok but they lost in the nlcs, collapsed in 07, and are under performing in 08. lol last yr in may all you heard was how bright the mets future was and how this is the continuation of something great. But in reality it was the prequel to a trilogy that has willie being fired and mets being screwed for the next number of yrs