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Rumor: Omar Minaya to be fired Monday

Sep 30, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT

We know he’s going to be relieved of his duties, but the rumor now — attributed to “sources” by the 7 Train to Shea blog — is that Omar Minaya’s last day as a Met employee will be Monday and that he won’t be given another job in the organization.

I don’t doubt the firing part of that, but I’d be surprised if he was simply allowed to dangle like that. He still has a year on his contract paying him a couple million bucks. The Mets clearly don’t get the concept of sunk costs — See Perez, Oliver — so they’d probably be loathe to simply write him a check to go sit on a beach someplace.

Less cynically, Minaya, for all of his faults, has a reputation as an excellent scout and is on record saying that he really misses and enjoys doing it. If he’s released, another team would probably hire him, and that would certainly bug the Mets.  It would make sense, then, for the Mets to use him in a scouting capacity somehow. Maybe not out holding a gun down in the Texas League or whatever, but certainly helping out in some fashion.

Guess we’ll see next week.

  1. Wooden U Lykteneau - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Now the better question: Once Minaya is fired, who becomes the most incompetent GM in baseball?

  2. BC - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Oh the heck with keeping him around. Punt his a– so hard that he lands in Montauk. If he ends up scouting for someone else, fine. Just get him the eff away from my team!

  3. The Steve Jeltz Experiment - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Whomever the Mets hire, because they’ll be following the bidding of the Wilpons.

  4. Xpensive Wino - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    He’s got to go. It’s like a bad breakup. You can’t go back to just being friends…….

  5. -z- - Sep 30, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Granted, he’s not Branch Rickey, but the problem in Queens is the Wilpons, not Omar.

  6. Jonny5 - Sep 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Why not just keep him as the Wilpons limo driver? The worlds best paid Limo driver. I bet he could do that without screwing anything up.

  7. HomeHalfwayDotNet - Sep 30, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    The least respectable GM in the major leagues. Go away, Omar.

  8. BC - Sep 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Can you fire an owner?

  9. Kiwicricket - Sep 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    But she said she will always love me….that we would always be friends….Shes just busy right now, much like the Mets. Right???

  10. Old Gator - Sep 30, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Omar Minaya is a Muslim!

  11. Tony A - Sep 30, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    You’ll probably catch hell for that comment, OG, from all the insulted Muslims…

  12. Old Gator - Sep 30, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    And come to think of it, I wouldn’t blame them. I should have considered that first. Ah well. And most likely the right-wing fundamentalist Trailer Park Network twitter poll freaks were probably too stupid to realize that it was them I was insulting in the first place.

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