The Omar days.
The Omar days.
I do and I don't. I miss the aggressive approach Omar had with FA and in trade but he was in a better position to do so financially. OTOH, that regime left a pretty barren farm system when he left which further complicated this rebuild. I liked Omar but let's call a spade a spade, he had one great season as GM and they didn't accomplish their ultimate goal. He's come closer than Alderson sure but there were different financial and personnel circumstances.
Not much financial flexibility, a team that had minimal depth, and a bunch of what turned out to be bad contracts they couldn't do much with but let expire. Yes, Sandy hasn't been as aggressive as I have liked to have seen (especially in the major IFA market), made some bad moves and non moves (Reyes), and has had his share of ups and downs but now that he has some flexibility, hopefully they can start building this team into a perennial playoff contender. Unfortunately it might not happen next year but their farm system is better, they have room to make significant roster changes, and they have a very good young pitching staff to work with.
I understand the impatience because i am impatient too but I want them to do this right instead of doing it right now. If that means they get Granderson, another OF, and a good SS this offseason and then continue to address their needs next year and so on so be it.
Last edited by metswon69; 11-11-2013 at 08:01 PM.
A guy like Montero was signed after he left, but guess who signed him? a scout that was hired by Omar and regardless of who the GM would of been in January 2011, he would of signed with the Mets, but my point is that that Dominican academy has been a tremendous asset for the Mets and was something that Omar spearheaded and it will continue to be an asset.
Yes he did not build a great farm and signing type A free agents limited that quite a bit and not going over slot for premiere talent that fell in the draft also hurt, but I don't think he left a barren farm system.
I do miss the excitement of those off seasons though, I still hope this one is one that gets me excited.
Where is Omar anyway?
He is an assistant for the Padres.
...but just to further simplify my point, I miss those days because it seem those were the only days when the Mets were actually rumored to be going after the best of the best that was available, for right or wrong, it was fun thinking of the possibilities. Now the Wilpons have us hoping of the 4th or 5th best option once again.
Why complicate things?
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No one misses Omar. But we all miss 3 straight seasons of relevant baseball.
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We should bring back Omar
Get it done Omar!
He was part of the management that drafted Harvey... I mean we can't blame him for everything, only handing out ridiculous contracts to Perez and the other guy... We've been in rebuild mode for so long now...