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Catching up with Omar Minaya

Apr 1, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

Omar Minaya AP

The Mets will kick off their season against the Marlins in a little over 30 minutes, so what better time to check in with former general manager Omar Minaya than right now?

Minaya spoke with George Vecsey of the New York Times yesterday and said that he thinks the Mets are “capable of contending” this season, citing the Braves missing Bobby Cox, the Marlins’ youth and the Phillies’ injuries. He also thinks first baseman Ike Davis could hit 30 home runs this season.

And then there’s the obvious question about his legacy, specifically the massive multi-year contracts he handed to Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez. If Minaya has any regrets about the pair of moves, he isn’t saying.

“Look, obviously, Luis Castillo and Ollie Perez didn’t work out,” he said of the second baseman and pitcher who were finally cut adrift this past month, at considerable ongoing cost. “But I can’t tell you in retrospect I wouldn’t have done it.”

He’s totally owning those mistakes. You have to respect that.

  1. crpls - Apr 1, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    “Minaya spoke with George Vecsey of the New York Times yesterday and said that he thinks the Mets are “capable of contending” this season, citing the Braves missing Bobby Cox, the Marlins’ youth and the Phillies’ injuries. He also thinks first baseman Ike Davis could hit 30 home runs this season.”

    April Fools!

  2. woodenulykteneau - Apr 1, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    No, you don’t. Minaya f_cked up the Expos farm system more than Jim Bowden did, and that’s no small feat.

  3. rapmusicmademedoit - Apr 1, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    why don’t you two smarty pants tell us who will win the Series this year, you did
    pick San Francisco last year, didn’t you.

  4. Glenn - Apr 1, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    Enough about Minaya, the big news tonight is that the Red Sox are not going 162-0. We’re panicking in the streets here in New England.

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