Saturday, November 28, 2009

More Possible Competition For Omar

According to today's Fan Nation via Seattle Times, former Padres GM, Kevin Towers, informed ESPN's Buster Olney that he will be having discussions this winter with four different teams for employment in an advisory capacity. The four teams are believed to be the Yankees, Red Sox, Mariners, and Mets.

If hired by our team from Flushing, does this send a message to Omar? Regardless of what the Wilpon's say, there is no escaping that the Mets are seriously looking for replacements for Omar if he falters.

Omar has made some great moves (Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana, John Maine, Jeff Francoeur, etc.) as well as some poor moves (signing Castillo to a four year deal, Brian Schneider, Orlando Hernandez, etc.), but he must feel like Dead Man Walking .

I didn't include the Oliver Perez signing last off season because it is too soon to determine it's worth based only on last season. After this year, it might prove to be a good, or poor, decision.

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