The list of New York rejects finding a home out West has grown (hey, I’m on that list!). Chris Capuano and Omar Minaya are moving far, far away.
Capuano signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“Chris is an established major league starting pitcher who adds to our staff,” GM Ned Colletti said in a statement. “He made more than 30 starts last season was a reliable part of the Mets rotation.”
Notice Colletti never said Capuano was actually any good. Capuano was healthy but lousy with the Mets in 2011 — he will not be missed.
Neither will Minaya, who somehow managed to land another job with a major league baseball team after sitting home collecting Mets paychecks last season. He was named Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations for the San Diego Padres.
“His experience, knowledge, evaluative skills and connections throughout the industry will be invaluable for us,” Byrnes said in a statement.
Really? Knowledge? Minaya? Hopefully for the Padres and their fans, Minaya will not be allowed to make any decisions for the team. Mets fans know all too well Minaya and his intelligent decision-making process (cough cough Oliver Perez cough cough).
But seriously, good luck to both of those guys. Ah, who cares!