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Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:36 am
Edited on: December 2, 2011 2:16 pm
Omar MinayaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Padres have hired former Mets general manager Omar Minaya, Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweets. senior writer Danny Knobler reports Minaya will serve under general manager Josh Byrnes in a position similar to the one Byrnes held last year, scouting Major League teams for the Padres, while also looking at the team's minor league system and scouting players for the amateur draft. According to the Associated Press, his official title will be a vice president of the team.

Minaya was fired by the Mets after the 2010. He served as the Mets GM from 2005 to 2010 and was the GM of the Expos before going to New York.

It's an odd bit of timing for the Padres, as former closer Heath Bell has left the team to sign with the Marlins, while the man responsible for sending him to San Diego is headed there. In 2006, Minaya traded Bell and Royce Ring to the Padres for Ben Johnson and Jon Adkins, in a move that worked out much better for the Padres.

Minaya interviewed for the Angels' GM job this year.

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Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:14 am

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Perfect example of not getting it right.  Too many chiefs and not enough indians.  Think of all these former
GM's they now have on their staff are making a difference?  Have their drafts been tremendous lately?  No.  We keep hearing the payroll will be 50 million this year, but now it's in the low 30's.  I think were headed the wrong way.  Problem with the Padres is if you build through the draft you need to keep players and sign them to long term deals.  If you want a good team just look at all the former Padres now on other teams.  Padre fans never expected a 100 million payroll, but 30 million is a joke.   Padre fans should kick
this ownership group in the rear, Forbes had it right about the greed in San Diego's ownership.  I think it's worse here then in Pittsburgh.  If you want a spanish presence on the team, then why did you trade your key piece to Boston that use to live in TJ?  Bell was the one guy fans did not mind spending there money on because he was clutch.  It is getting really ugly here in San Diego.  Can't wait to see only 20,000 for opening day.  I for one won't be there.  This is reminding me of the Werner group all over again. 

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 6:40 am

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Padres stock just came crashing down, I pity the Padres. Now not much competition for the Giants

Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2011 9:57 pm

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

sigh....I remember when I used to look forward to spring and padres baseball.  Now...this team is going to win about 70-75 games for at least the next 3 years or so...I wonder if I will live to see a world title.  I'm only 45 but....sigh......

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:56 pm

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

another kiss of death for the padres!  omar has been the darth vader of baseball in recent years. just look at the signings he accomplished with
the mets that put them in a deep hole.  his passion appears to be looking for latino players to sign...which is fine...just make sure they will
have a positive effect on the team, omar.
...and josh byrnes needs to have eyes in the back of his head....omar will be shootin' for his job as fast as he can. take that to the bank!     

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:47 pm

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Hes the GENIOUS who traded: Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore and Brandon Phillips to the Indians, for Bartolo Colon. That alone should ban him from baeball

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:32 pm

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Too bad he can't pitch, hit, or field!!!

The Padres focus more on their front office than they do for their team! Bell gone, Harang is out the door, they are trying to trade Hudson/Bartlett! Another AAA team in San Diego next season! I wish Moorad would sell to Mark Cuban! Cuban is bidding to buy the Dodgers!

It's not about spending 100 million, but at least put some money on the field and make a run at the division, it only takes about 60-70 million to make the playoffs and winning puts people in the seats, not losing and getting rid of your name players.

Who is the closer now that Bell is gone to Miami?

Guess I will be spending my money on Angels tix in 2012!         

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2011 1:27 pm

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Just dont let him in any clubhouses.. he might start swinging.....

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 1:20 pm
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Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 12:35 pm

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

Let the slide begin? Huh? That avalanche happended last year.  Another lack luster signing by the Padres new crew. Until one of the Red Sox brain children win something without a pay roll like they had in Boston I wish they would stop claiming they are the next coming of Christ!

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:40 am

Padres hire former Mets GM Omar Minaya

He'll take you to the top and back to the bottom in the blink of an eye, and as the downfall begins, he'll pretend to not know English

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