Prior to Jeff Wilpon, Omar Minaya and V.P. Of Lying About Obstructed Views David Howard being interogated by Mike Francesa this afternoon, the Mets parted ways with 1B coach Luis Alicia while reassigning 3B coach / baserunning saboteur Razor Shines and bench coach Sandy Alomar Sr. Lest you think the Amazins are all about increasing the unemployment rate, the New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports Minaya is considering some high profile additions to his staff.
Omar Minaya reached out to Kevin Towers and J.P. Ricciardi over the weekend to express his support after the two were fired as general managers and also to lay the groundwork to speak to both soon about possible jobs in the Mets’ organization, The Post has learned.
Minaya views both as friends whose strength as talent evaluators would be assets at a time when the Mets are trying to improve both their roster and the process by which they judge players.
It is an intriguing and potentially nervy move by Minaya. Towers with San Diego and Ricciardi in Toronto were long-serving GMs before being dismissed. If one or both come to the Mets, they would be arriving at a time when Minaya is not in an overly secure spot despite being about to start a three-year contract extension.