Yankees may bring Omar Minaya back to New York

Posted: October 15, 2014 in Hot Stove, News
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By Steven InmanPrice

The Yankees are considering bringing in former Met GM, Omar Minaya, to join the Yankees front office.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is close with Minaya, who is currently the senior vice president of baseball operations for the Padres. According to a report in Newsday, it’s not clear what role Minaya would have with the Yankees, though it’s possible he could replace Mark Newman, who recently retired as the team’s farm director.

Minaya, born and raised in New York, has made it known he would like to return to New York baseball someday and it doesn’t appear that it is going to happen with the Mets, at least anytime soon.

A majority of Met fans had a negative opinion on Minaya after he was let go after the 2010 season. That perception is changing now though thanks to young pitchers that his regime drafted such as Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Jon Niese among others.

Minaya, the Mets GM from 2005 to 2010, has held his current job since December 2011. San Diego fired Josh Byrnes as GM on June 23, and Minaya temporarily shared the GM role with two others before A.J. Preller was hired on Aug. 7. It is unclear what role Minaya will have with Preller, who also grew up in New York and went to Walt Whitman High school on Long Island.

Cashman has a history of hiring former GMs, including Kevin Towers (Padres) and Jim Hendry (Cubs).

As a Met fan would you have a problem with Minaya joining the Yankees front office?


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