The Mets just released a statement saying general manager Omar Minaya has been "relieved of duties" and manager Jerry Manuel will not have his contract renewed.
Not exactly a surprise .
UPDATE: The Mets will have a 1:30 press conference. Also, Jon Heyman of SI.com tweets Minaya will stay with the team in a different capacity.
UPDATE: From the team's release, COO Jeff Wilpon had this to say:
"We are extremely disappointed in this year's results and the failures of the past four seasons. We need to hire a new general manager with a fresh perspective who will transform this club into a winner that we want and our fans deserve.
"We appreciate all that Omar and Jerry have done for the organization and thank them for their time and effort. Changes like these are never easy, especially when you are dealing with people you like and respect."
UPDATE: Assistant GM John Ricco will serve as the interim general manager.
UPDATE: Minaya says he won't stick around unless the new GM wants him to do so. David Lennon of Newsday tweets Minaya said he's no longer part of the organization.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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