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Omar Minaya Traveling with Mets to Atlanta

NEW YORK - MAY 12:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets commits an error by a ball hit by Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals during their game on May 12, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Dave DoyleCorrespondent IMay 17, 2010

Mets general manager Omar Minaya was with the team while they got swept in Florida. He was scheduled to come back to New York but changed his plans after the Marlins completed the sweep. Minaya will travel with the team to Atlanta to “offer support.”

The last time Minaya traveled with the team to “offer support” was in 2008 before Willie Randolph got fired. He went to Denver and then Anaheim for his midnight firing. Having Minaya around “offering support” is like getting a pat on the back from the grim reaper.

I don’t expect Jerry Manuel or anyone else to get fired this week, but I do expect the Mets to shake things up if they’re still in last place at the end of May.

It seems to be almost a consensus that Bob Melvin will get the job if Manuel is canned. If so, expect Dan Warthen and Howard Johnson to go too.

It should make for an interesting two weeks. With the Mets, when isn't it?

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