After serving the previous three years as the the Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for the Major League Baseball Players Association, the New York Mets have announced that Omar Minaya will be returning to the Mets organization as a Special Assistant to general manager Sandy Alderson.
“Omar has a long history with the Mets,” said Alderson. “He has served the club well in many different areas. Omar will be a resource on scouting and player development, will consult on player acquisitions and will serve as a community ambassador. We are very happy to have him back in the organization.”
On the scouting and player development front, Minaya had left the Mets in a much better position than originally believed. The core of the Mets 2015 pennant winning team, including Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Daniel Murphy were all brought in during Omar Minaya’s tenure as the General Manager. While not the General Manager, Minaya was in the front office on the talent development side when the Mets drafted David Wright.
This will now be Minaya’s third stint with the Mets organization with his working in player development under Steve Phillips before departing to become the Montreal Expos General Manager. He returned after the 2004 season as the first Hispanic General Manager in Mets history, and he saw a revitalization of the Mets with his acquiring players like Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, and Pedro Martinez.
“I’m excited to return to an organization that I love,” said Minaya. “I’m thrilled I can return to scouting and developing young talent. I look forward to working for Sandy and his staff.”