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Let the Bidding Begin
Posted By Alex Belth On November 30, 2004 @ 8:18 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
Omar Minaya’s imagination seems to know no bounds. Minaya, the Mets’ general manager, didn’t invent the term “thinking outside the box,” but in baseball he is among its leading practitioners.
Minaya is imaginative, aggressive and determined. He must also be fearless because with his early activity he has created enough hope among Mets fans that they will surely have a letdown if he fails to execute one or more of his plans.
Mike Lupica  is impressed by Minaya’s assertiveness. The good news, he writes, is that:
Minaya [is] letting people know that the Mets  are going to be in play with the big boys this time.
…Minaya is saying that the Mets  don’t sit back anymore. I think Pedro belongs in Boston. I think he’ll stay in Boston, unless he leaves a great situation over money the way Jason Giambi did. He’s still better than anybody the Mets have, if he can pass a physical. You want to know why Minaya tries? That’s why.
I still figure that Martinez will stay on with the Red Sox. But then again, I wouldn’t be shocked at all if he simply goes to the highest bidder. Across town, all is still in Yankeeland . Oh, they are close to re-signing John Flaherty. Very well, then. Quickly moving on, if you want to fill your head with Yankee musings, check out Cliff Corcoran’s look  at the Bombers’ 40-man roster, as well as thoughts about their pitching from Larry Mahnken  and Jay Jaffe .
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URLs in this post:
 Omar Minaya: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/30/sports/baseball/30mets.html?oref=login
 Pedro Martinez: http://www.nypost.com/sports/mets/20921.htm
 Murray Chass: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/30/sports/baseball/30chass.html
 Mike Lupica: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/257437p-220484c.html
 the Mets: http://frogkreshar.blogspot.com/
 the Mets: http://www.theeddiekranepoolsociety.blogspot.com/
 still in Yankeeland: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/257436p-220480c.html
 Cliff Corcoran’s look: http://cliffordsbrb.blogspot.com/archives/2004_11_21_cliffordsbrb_archive.html#110117337741265203
 Larry Mahnken: http://yankeefan.blogspot.com/2004/11/for-most-part-teams-sucesses-and.html
 Jay Jaffe: http://futilityinfielder.com/blog/2004/11/remaking-yankees-for-2005-part-ii.shtml
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