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Baseball: Minaya will be the mets new gm

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posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 07:18 PM
i think that this guy has worked wonders in montreal with the budget he had to work with, he should be a great addition for the mets

Minaya rejoins Mets as GM

September 30, 2004
NEW YORK (AP) -- Omar Minaya rejoined the New York Mets as their general manager on Thursday, charged with turning around a team that has finished last or next-to-last in the NL East each of the past three seasons.

Minaya, also given the title of executive vice president of baseball operations, spent the last three years as GM of the Montreal Expos, who are moving next season to Washington, D.C. Before that, he was the Mets' senior assistant general manager for three seasons.

He is the first Hispanic general manager in the major leagues.

Minaya turned down an offer to return to the Mets a year ago, when he was offered shared authority with Jim Duquette, who succeeded Steve Phillips as GM in 2003.

New York, fourth in the five-team NL East at 70-89, already announced it is firing manager Art Howe midway through a $9.4 million, four-year contract. The Mets, a World Series team as recently as 2000, were last in their division the previous two years.

Duquette's new title will be senior vice president of baseball operations, and he will report to Minaya.

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