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Playing Devil’s Advocate on Behalf of Omar Minaya

Published by on May 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I've read a lot of articles lately calling for Omar Minaya's head. Why not? The Mets are off to a slow start after two of the most agonizing September swoons in baseball history. Somebody must take the blame for this.

As a Met fan, I'm as disgusted as anybody else by what's gone on in Flushing. But I don't direct my ire at Omar. Before I go into why I think Minaya is a good (not great) GM, I'd like to address the reasons people are calling for his head in the first place.

 

The Oliver Perez Signing

Is Ollie erratic? Yes.

Is he a headcase? Yes.

Would Derek Lowe have been better? Yes.

But, was there any indication that Ollie would be this bad? No.
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