Friday, December 11, 2009

Minaya misjudged both Bay and Collier in 2002

Today's New York Times contained an interesting story by writer Ben Shpigel titled "Power-Starved Mets Make a Bid for Jason Bay." Here's its opening paragraph:
In his first trade after becoming the general manager of the Montreal Expos in 2002, Omar Minaya shipped a promising Class A outfielder to the Mets as part of a package for a utility player named Lou Collier. Collier played 13 games for Montreal and was out of the majors in three years. The outfielder blossomed into a three-time All-Star and is one of baseball’s premier sluggers. His name is Jason Bay, and now Minaya wants him back.
That paragraph says something about Minaya's ability to judge talent.

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