The Mets have begun their offseason transactions by relieving Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel of their duties. This came as no surprise to fans as Manuel's contract expired once the season ended, and Minaya still had not proven himself to be a GM that will make the moves necessary.
Jeff Wilpon has said on a few occasions in the last few days that the new GM will have complete control over placing the manager, who in turn will have a say in the coaches and players who will be on the roster this spring.
Every opportunity should and will be explored to ensure that the Mets will be competitive in 2011 and beyond, and this needs to start with the new GM.
Omar Minaya has drawn a lot of ire for not making moves either during the off season or at the mid-year trade deadline the last two years in July.
While it is easy for fans to think that next year will be different with the same people, you realistically can't expect the same results.
The change in GM and management should help with the current players even if no free agents are acquired for budget reasons.
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