Mets Set To Extend Minaya For Three Years

There’s an 11:00am news conference scheduled by the Mets for today. Several media sources are reporting that the Mets will announce an extension to Omar Minaya’s contract that will keep him with the Mets until 2012 or beyond. I’ll be curious to see what the terms of the deal are. Minaya is finishing the fourth year of a five year contract valued at $4 million total.

In all fairness, he should be in the top five GM’s in terms of salary. He’d be higher if the Mets had won a World Series during his tenure. His compensation should be comensurate with the team’s payroll, track record of success, and size of market. He’s got two of the three, now we just need a World Series championship.

Maybe they’ll surprise us and announce a new deal for Jerry Manuel.

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Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.