Also, don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight. Let’s hear it for an extra hour of sleep!
Start dancing in the streets; Omar Minaya is no longer a candidate for the M’s job. He has accepted a position with the NY Mets, where he will likely share duties with Jim Duquette.
DePodesta possibly getting interviewed, Minaya being hired, and both the Reds (Dan O’Brien got hired) and Mets filling their open spots. Talk about a good day.
The Seattle Times (“Paper of Quality”) reports the A’s said the M’s couldn’t interview Beane, and the team’s thinking about looking at DePodesta. In other news, it looks like Athletics pitching coach Rick Peterson may move to the Mets, and I can’t stress enough how huge this could be. Peterson is as responsible for the A’s run as anyone, by keeping their big arms healthy and effective through an injury prevention that almost no one else in the majors is close to. While the A’s claim that theirs is an organizational approach, that any of the big minds could leave and the org could keep on chugging. With DePodesta acting like he’s already gone, Beane looking for an out, and Peterson on his way, this is a claim that will be tested soon.