Beane Counting: Evaluating Possible Mets GM Candidates

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Beane Counting: Evaluating Possible Mets GM Candidates

Calling this season a long summer for Mets fans would be an understatement.

So much has been written already about the trials and tribulations of the team that there is no need to recap it again...leaving Mets faithful without faith in the management of the team.

Omar Minaya, who already tested the patience of fans after 2007 and 2008, appears to have lost most of his support in the fan base (however, Wilpon seems poised to keep him... for now.

Buster Olney on his ESPN.com Insider blog suggests the Mets look for a "Bill Parcells"...a trusted name who can take over the situation and survive the New York media.

He suggests seven names, four of whom have experience as GM's - Billy Beane, Doug Melvin, Pat Gillick, and Mark Shapiro.

Using my system of measuring GM's I developed in my article "Beane Counting: How to Grade a General Manager" (which you should read in order to get an idea as to my methodology) as well as subjective observations, I will evaluate these candidates (and the incumbent Minaya) to see if any of them are good fits to put the Amazin' back into the Amazin' Mets.

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