"I just don't believe in denying a player the opportunity to represent his country," Minaya said. "I could never stand in the way of that. That's something that's very special. We're all committed to it. Oliver Perez is the best pitcher in Mexico right now. How can you tell a player, the best pitcher in the country, that he can't participate?"
We pay you $36 million to pitch for the Mets. Not Mexico, not your friend's softball team, not even on the Wii. Protect that arm.
I wonder if Omar truly believes what he said, or if the Selig mafia got to him.
"We always have to take into consideration what's in the best interest of the game, what's in the best interest of the players. We just can't think about ourselves only. That's just not the right attitude."
I would prefer to have a General Manager who puts the Mets first.