Omar Minaya is back with the Mets. Minaya, who was the team’s general manager from 2004-10, was named a special assistant to GM Sandy Alderson on Friday. Alderson replaced Minaya after Minaya, who was fired following the 2010 season. Among the highlights of Minaya’s tenure in Queens was when the Mets reached the NLCS in 2006, where they lost to the Cardinals in seven games. The Mets never got back to the postseason under Minaya and suffered a pair of historic collapses each of the next two seasons. He was let go after consecutive sub-.500 seasons in 2009 and 2010. In an odd controversy in 2009, Minaya accused then-Daily News reporter Adam Rubin of smearing vice president of development Tony Bernazard in order to land a position with the organization. Minaya, though, was also responsible for drafting several key parts to the team that reached the World Series in 2015, including Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Daniel Murphy and Jeurys Familia.
Mets bring back controversial ex-GM Omar Minaya
New York Post | Dec 22