The Zionist Conspiracy
Monday, September 22, 2008
Omar Must Go
I've been saying the same thing over and over since the disastrous 2006-07 offseason. Omar Minaya destroyed the Mets bullpen then, and has done absolutely nothing to fix the mess he made.
Indeed, when Omar had a chance in July to bring back Chad (2.08 ERA) Bradford for essentially nothing, his massive ego prevented him from doing so. After all, how could Omar ever admit that refusing to give Bradford a three year deal days before giving Scott Schoeneweis three years for more money was a huge mistake?
Minaya has also refused to let Aaron Heilman start, because he's too valuable in the bullpen - where he has posted an ERA of 5.33 that is nearly as high as superstar ace Pedro Martinez.
Omar's failure will probably negate the fine job by Jerry Manuel. Manuel has made some mistakes, but ultimately it's doubtful that anyone could win with this bullpen.
Whether the Mets collapse completely this week, or bow out quietly next week to the Cubs, it's time for a change at GM.
Perhaps I'm an optimist for thinking the Mets could fire Omar. But this time last year, whom among us really thought Willie Randolph would be feted last night at Yankee Stadium?