July 14, 2002 |
Omar Minaya, the Montreal Expos' general manager, said Friday that he had just received a call from Dodger executive Tom Lasorda complimenting him on the aggressive job he has done in a difficult situation and how it "meant a lot to me coming from a man of Tommy's experiences and stature."
October 4, 2010 |
A day after ending their second straight losing season, the New York Mets fired manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya , actions that had been widely expected. After starting the season with a $133-million payroll, fifth-highest in baseball, the Mets finished 79-83, 18 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. There have been no playoff games in Queens since the Mets fell one game short of going to the World Series in 2006. "The last four years have been the most painful to me," team owner Fred Wilpon said, "and probably the most disappointing in what is over 30 years" as owner.
October 12, 2010 |
Logan White , Dodgers assistant general manager, will interview for the New York Mets' vacant general manager's post, according to a baseball source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussion. White will be with the Dodgers next season in his present role if he isn't hired by the Mets. With his current two-year contract set to expire this year, White has reached an agreement with the Dodgers on terms of a new deal. The job interview will be the second of the year for White, who was also a candidate for the Arizona Diamondbacks position that went to Kevin Towers . White was also interviewed by the Houston Astros in 2007.
October 28, 1999 |
Danny Evans, assistant general manager for the Chicago White Sox, will interview with Disney officials Friday for the Angels' general manager job. He joins Bob Watson, Bill Stoneman, Omar Minaya and Jim Duquette as candidates for a position that could be filled as early as Friday afternoon. Evans has interviewed for many general manager openings, most recently in Seattle. He will meet with Disney chairman Michael Eisner and Angel President Tony Tavares in Burbank.
November 4, 2004 |
Willie Randolph was hired Wednesday by the New York Mets, taking over as manager of a troubled team trying to compete with its cross-town rival for success, free agents and fans. A six-time All-Star who was a coach with the New York Yankees for the last 11 years, Randolph replaces Art Howe, fired at the end of the season. Randolph will be introduced today at Shea Stadium.
May 27, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Willie Randolph kept his job -- for now. Meanwhile, the New York Mets kept losing. After their embattled manager had a much-anticipated meeting with ownership Monday, the Mets got another ineffective outing from Mike Pelfrey and fizzled on offense after a strong start in a 7-3 loss to the Florida Marlins. "A lot of stuff was taken care of," Randolph said, describing his entire day. "Now, we move on and try to win some ballgames."