Top Reason Why Omar Minaya Should Be Fired

Mark DuaneContributor IJanuary 17, 2010

NEW YORK - JANUARY 05:  General manager Omar Minaya helps Jason Bay try on his jersey during a press conference to announce Bay's signing to the New York Mets on January 5, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Omar Minaya should be fired for allowing himself and staff for the mishandling of the Carlos Beltran injury. Period!

Carlos Beltran a fan favorite who injured himself putting himself on the line for the Mets. A true competitor. A true Baseball player.

Did Minaya do it? No but his staff certainly failed at communications from The doctors to his assistant John Ricco. If I was Carlos Beltran the clear the air talk is not enough. I would be highly pissed off.

Your organization has simply lost the confidence of the fans. Thus this will reduce your ticket sales. Your signings have been second tier at best. Your image forever tarnished. Your best positional player thrown under the bus. Time to re-organize Fred Wilpon. Your new stadium will not fill up with a negative audience. Who is in charge of rebuilding the farm system? Is there a farm system?

Clear the air and throw Scott Boras under the bus too. Well, certainly at times Scott Boras deserves to be thrown under the bus but it is a New York Mets communication breakdown that gave Carlos Beltran the thought to have surgery because he wanted to be ready for the season as soon as he could. Complete Met's failure. Now a complete PR failure. Responsibility lays on the shoulders of Omar Minaya. Period.

Clearly I could not see anyone wanting to play for the Met's organization when you publicly get thrown under the bus.

I have read the reports about Minaya losing his job when they start losing. I think they have lost enough respect, dignity and fan appreciation to fire him now. I certainly was a Minaya fan at one point. Now he has lost my respect and I believe the respect of the players.

The current roster is hurting. The farm systems needs lots of love. There is not enough money to fix the problems. The people system is broken. The writing is on the wall. What are you waiting on Fred Wilpon?

Mark Duane