It may not happen right now, but according to Jon Heyman’s sources, the Mets are putting people in place with the intention of ensuring a smooth transition in the event Minaya is fired early in the 2010 season. Indeed, the source refers to it as “setting the stage” for his firing.
The moves: going out of their way to retain Sandy Johnson, their VP of scouting who had told everyone he was retiring and being on the lookout for another high level executive to “support” Minaya this offseason. Sure, it’s always smart for a team to look for front office talent, but if Minaya was safe, wouldn’t he be the one hiring his alleged underlings?
The bigger question: can Mets fans wait until the spring of 2010 for Omar to be gone?