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Joemoes
10-04-2010, 11:52 AM
just heard on espn Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were fired...no surprise...thoughts?
Also John Russell was fired I dont think he deserved to be fired with his terrible team the Pirates.

ritz
10-04-2010, 11:57 AM
No surprise at all. Now comes the part that I'm nervous about. Will they hire the right people and will the owners butt the **** out of the baseball side of things? Quite frankly I think Jeff Wilpon lost faith in Omar, which resulted in him dabbling a bit too much into baseball relations.

They've said all the right things the fans want to hear, now lets see if they act on it properly and hire the type of GM we all want and the type they're supposedly looking for.

Oh and I think Omar is staying with the organization in some capacity. Maybe as a scout, which I'd like so long as it's a position that doesn't put the new GM in an awkward position.

metsfaninSTL
10-04-2010, 11:57 AM
its about time

Fred
10-04-2010, 12:08 PM
No surprise at all. Now comes the part that I'm nervous about. Will they hire the right people and will the owners butt the **** out of the baseball side of things? Quite frankly I think Jeff Wilpon lost faith in Omar, which resulted in him dabbling a bit too much into baseball relations.

They've said all the right things the fans want to hear, now lets see if they act on it properly and hire the type of GM we all want and the type they're supposedly looking for.

Oh and I think Omar is staying with the organization in some capacity. Maybe as a scout, which I'd like so long as it's a position that doesn't put the new GM in an awkward position.

Ritz...now you guys can at least have some hope....I hope that you guys cna become competitive again soon so that both of our teams are up there at the same time....

ritz
10-04-2010, 12:11 PM
Most Mets fans understand that 2011 will basically be a transition year. A lot of money is coming off the books after next season and with a new GM and quite a bit of money to spend (hopefully) the new GM will be able to really put their touches on this organization. Hopefully the owners are competent enough to hire the right guy. We'll see!

carnage101
10-04-2010, 12:13 PM
The mets are still doomed for next year, unless they bring back to life Harry Houdini. The amount of dead payroll is too tremendous to over come. Now this is just my opinion but, no ace like Johan, limited beltran, oli, louis castillo, krod, how do you recover from that? The GM and manager situation was like a lame duck this year and i don't see how it could be any different. Did omars contract extend beyond the end of this year?

Joemoes
10-04-2010, 12:17 PM
No surprise at all. Now comes the part that I'm nervous about. Will they hire the right people and will the owners butt the **** out of the baseball side of things? Quite frankly I think Jeff Wilpon lost faith in Omar, which resulted in him dabbling a bit too much into baseball relations.

They've said all the right things the fans want to hear, now lets see if they act on it properly and hire the type of GM we all want and the type they're supposedly looking for.

Oh and I think Omar is staying with the organization in some capacity. Maybe as a scout, which I'd like so long as it's a position that doesn't put the new GM in an awkward position.

said espn he was fired....dunno just relaying what it said. his contract did still have two years left but they may have just decided to cut ties

Joemoes
10-04-2010, 12:18 PM
Fredi Gonzalez could have been an interesting choice for the Mets

ritz
10-04-2010, 12:23 PM
said espn he was fired....dunno just relaying what it said. his contract did still have two years left but they may have just decided to cut ties

He was technically "relieved of his duties" and everyone was under the assumption that he'd be reassigned (probably because he's still owed money), but he just said in a press conference that he will not immediately be taking another position. I guess he'd rather just sit at home and make money. I can't blame him. I'm a hater.

Kashmir13579
10-04-2010, 12:25 PM
Yes!

jbrad23
10-04-2010, 12:36 PM
Yet again the mets have made me hopeful for next year! Now we just have to hope they don't dissapoint us again.

Pinstripe pride
10-04-2010, 02:15 PM
36 millions reasons firing minaya should have happened much sooner

http://www.nyfuturestars.com/profile_pics/oliver_perez.jpg

jkiddvc20
10-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Good riddance

Mopped_you
10-04-2010, 02:48 PM
May god be with the Manager that has to step into that pool of EGO's.

Gigantes4Life
10-04-2010, 03:31 PM
About time. Those two were idiots. Poor Met fans.

TheRuckus
10-04-2010, 03:34 PM
:(

I wanted Minaya and Manuel to continue bungling until the day they died.

mark1125
10-04-2010, 03:44 PM
Minaya was over rated from the get-go. Not sure why. Not sure why Mets fans were so in love with him for so long. Even they see it now. He was a piss poor GM.

baseballguy247
10-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Long over due :D

baseballguy247
10-04-2010, 03:50 PM
36 millions reasons firing minaya should have happened much sooner

http://www.nyfuturestars.com/profile_pics/oliver_perez.jpg

well put

Nymfan87
10-04-2010, 03:54 PM
I'm glad we're getting a new GM but citing Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo as reasons for a GM being fired is just silly. Brian Cashman spent as much money on Kei Igawa as Omar spent on those two combined.

yankswin27
10-04-2010, 04:39 PM
Wow, it's about time the Mets let both of them go. Addition by subtraction right there.

Super.
10-04-2010, 04:42 PM
Bout damn time

sfg554828
10-04-2010, 07:40 PM
Congratulations Mets Fans! You no longer have idiots running your team.

Sick Of It All
10-04-2010, 07:45 PM
Sadly they have idiots owning the team.

...ok maybe not idiots but 2 guys that just do not understand how to build a winner.

Wrigheyes4MVP
10-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Finally!

JOSKOMANG4
10-04-2010, 08:17 PM
I wanted Kevin Towers as the New Gm but he went to Arizona =o(

So for GM, this may be far fetched, but I would reach for White Sox GM Kenny Williams, but highly unlikely he'll part ways with the Chisox.

Maybe we can lure Billy Beane away from Oakland?

Manager wise.. I either want Torre or Bobby V.

Bronzbomba
10-04-2010, 08:21 PM
I would say get Bobby V. back.

netsgiantsyanks
10-04-2010, 08:23 PM
its about time.

Mike Oxlong
10-04-2010, 08:46 PM
Sorry Mets, those were some good guys.

jetsfan89
10-04-2010, 08:49 PM
John Hart as president and Rick Hahn as GM.

get it done wilpons.

cminolet
10-05-2010, 06:20 PM
Good for the Mets, hopefully you can transition into a playoff team in 3-5 years