File this under one of the signs of the Apocalypse — Omar Minaya is back with the Mets. He will serve as a special assistant to general manager Sandy Alderson. Talk about the blind leading the blind.
“Omar has a long history with the Mets,” Alderson said in a statement. “He has served the club well in many different areas. Omar will be a resource on scouting and player development, will consult on player acquisitions and will serve as a community ambassador. We are very happy to have him back in the organization.”
Yes, we are all thrilled.
Minaya was Mets GM from 2005-2010. He built a winning team that quickly dissolved as he repeatedly signed the wrong players (Jason Bay, Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez), saddling the Mets with budget-busting contracts that impacted the team long after he was gone.
“I’m excited to return to an organization that I love,” Minaya said in a statement of his own. “I’m thrilled I can return to scouting and developing young talent. I look forward to working for Sandy and his staff.”
So who’s next. Al Harazin? The ghost of Joe McDonald? The baffling decisions coming out of Flushing continue.