Report: Mets to ditch GM, manager

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NEW YORK -- New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya and manager Jerry Manuel will reportedly not return to their roles with the team next season.

A report from SI.com cites sources in saying the announcements will probably be made before the playoffs begin next week.

Minaya is under contract through the end of the 2012 season, with club options for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and the SI.com report states Minaya may consider staying with the organization in another role.

The Mets have gone 202-212 under Manuel, whose contract has a club option for 2011.

Minaya has been the Mets' general manager since 2005, and the club had success early in his tenure, winning the NL East and reaching the National League Championship Series in 2006.

However, the Mets have not made the playoffs since. In 2007 they failed to reach the postseason in spectacular fashion, blowing a seven-game advantage in the last 17 games.

The 2008 season was another tumultuous one for the Mets. Minaya abruptly fired manager Willie Randolph after a 34-35 start, and New York went on a surge under Manuel. However, the Mets faltered down the stretch again and missed out on the postseason.

The Mets struggled through an injury-riddled 2009, going 70-92 to open Citi Field, and have improved only marginally this season. New York is 77-82 entering Friday's slate of games.


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