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Topic - Omar Minaya
Michael Weiner's funeral drew baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, adversaries who did not appear to cross paths during Sunday's service honoring the union leader.
Players eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. If it didn't bother Bobby Valentine as a baseball lifer, it would certainly offend his sensibilities as a self-proclaimed gourmet chef.
While not exactly tearing down this wall, the New York Mets are putting up a new fence at Citi Field that's shorter and closer to home plate.
Terry Collins addressed the New York Mets before their first full-squad workout and promised some screaming.
To hear some people in baseball talk, they may have to hold a benefit to make sure Cliff Lee has enough left in his bank account for retirement.
At some point, it seems, Cliff Lee figured it wasn't about the money anymore.
Sandy Alderson intends to come back from the winter meetings with at least one present for Mets fans _ even though he isn't planning to splurge.
Terry Collins stood at the podium, explaining in rapid-fire patter how the New York Mets can win it all next year. It was as if he were a carnival barker trying to convince a skeptical crowd that what it was about to see was indeed real. His energy and enthusiasm were clear.
Terry Collins stood at the podium, explaining in rapid-fire patter how the New York Mets can win it all next year.
A person familiar with the process tells The Associated Press that Sandy Alderson has been chosen as the New York Mets' general manager.
Sandy Alderson has been selected by the New York Mets to be their new general manager, Sports Illustrated reported on its website late Tuesday night.
Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes has met with the Mets ownership group in his bid to succeed Omar Minaya as New York's GM.
The New York Mets fired manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya on Monday, an expected shake-up of the big-spending ballclub after its second straight losing season.
The New York Mets are braced for a shakeup.
The New York Mets are withholding injured closer Francisco Rodriguez's salary while he's sidelined, and the team wants to convert his contract to a non-guaranteed deal.
Minaya said Valentine's outsized personality will be a plus in Boston, where fans still are stewing over last year's collapse.
Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya said Valentine is every bit a players' manager but one who insists on accountability.