Mets Minaya, Manuel Jobs Safe; Manuel Denies Report

Flickr photo courtesy of Keith Allison

Flickr photo courtesy of Keith Allison

Both SI.com and New York Post are reporting that Mets COO Jeff Wilpon met with GM Omar Mianya and manager Jerry Manuel during the Subway Series at Citi Field. The purpose of the meeting was to assure both that despite the horrible season that the Mets are having, their jobs are safe.

When asked about the assurance from Wilpon, Manuel said that no such meeting took place. He said that he wished it was true, but it wasn’t.

Jeff Wilpon has long been rumored to use Jon Heyman of SI as his media mouthpiece. This was especially evident last season before Willie Randolph was fired and Heyman always had the scoop from a “confidential” Mets source about what the organization was planning. It looks like that’s the case this season again, minus the “confidential” part.

I’ve heard a lot of complaints about Minaya and Manuel from Mets fans and some are valid. But this season was just completely lost to injuries. It really wouldn’t be fair to hold them accountable for what’s happened this year. Although if things go awry next season, the Wilpons might have a quick hook especially for Manuel.

Minaya has three more years on his contract and there’s no way the Wilpons are going to eat three years. It’s just not going to happen. So for those of you that want Minaya gone, and I’ve heard from you, don’t get your hopes up. He’ll be here for at least one more year.

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2 thoughts on “Mets Minaya, Manuel Jobs Safe; Manuel Denies Report

  1. TD

    My prediction is that Omar will be on a very short leash next season. If transactions and FA signings don’t pan out in the offseason, it could be real ugly in 2010.

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      Minaya is signed through 2012 already. I can’t see the Wilpons letting him go before the 2011 season unless there’s a major problem like the Mets finishing in last place below the Nationals.

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