Former New York Mets General Manager Omar Minaya is back in a baseball front office, this time across town with the New York Yankees.
Minaya who served as Mets GM from 2004 to 2010, and oversaw the resurgence of the Amazin’s in the mid-00’s, which included a run to the NLCS in 2006, will join the Yanks as a senior advisor of baseball operations.
Minaya was responsible for the Amazin’s drafting of Jacob deGrom, and pioneered a club that had the likes of David Wright, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran. When Minaya joined the Mets in 2004, he changed the culture back toward a winning mentality.
Minaya, 64, joins former San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean as a front office member of the Yankees. Sabean, who was once the Director of Scouting for the Yankees in the late 80s and early 90s, returns as an executive advisor. Sabean went on to great success in San Francisco, winning three World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
That means General Manager Brian Cashman will have two of baseball’s best GM’s at his side this season.
The New York Yankees today announced that they have appointed Omar Minaya as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations. pic.twitter.com/6Q2gUm4xh9— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 5, 2023