Not sure man. I was just pointing out to the OP that Omar doesn't get credit for those moves on his GM resume, so they're irrelevent.
To be fair though, in my Omar defending days, I've used those moves to his credit. But I've grown wiser (just a little bit) since then.
Omar Minaya was a lousy GM. Yeah he built a good core for us, but surrounded it with nothing. Stood by and did nothing of any significance to fix the 07 bullpen that cost us a division title & post season berth. Did nothing to try to offset the loss of Pedro Martinez. Rushed Mike Pelfrey. Wasted tons of $ on players like Moises Alou, El Duque, LOLiver Perez, Luis Castillo, Jason Bay (though I was on board with the Bay signing as I'm sure most of you were too). Hired the wrong manager...took too long to fire him...hired the wrong replacement. And he was an embarrassment to listen to in the media. not so much because of his fear of speaking infront of the mic, but more because of that whole Adam Rubin thing. That was just, ugh.
Sandy has faults too. Not trading Jose Reyes, even if it's really the Wilpons fault, is a big blemish on his Mets career. He could have gotten back a couple of really nice pieces for him. But overall, I feel it's unfair to judge him. He had to cut 50 some odd million dollars from the payroll. It's a struggle for the Mets to sign a 4th OFer that will likely be one of their starters. That's how bad things have gotten here. I don't think he ever thought the payroll limitations would be this bad when he first signed on. But the team is building towards the future. Something I wish they would have done back in 09. I don't know if this will all work out or not, but he's acquired a few really excellent prospects for pieces that were no longer useful to us. That RA Dickey deal could potentially go down as one of the best trades the Mets ever made. Ditto on the Beltran deal.
Are you serious?
One guy with an open checkbook and another with bupkis? That open checkbook got us bupkis too.
"He also tried to always have a solid middle of the lineup, with Wright, Beltran, Delgado and he took more risks than Sandy, whose just playing money ball. "
Dear lord, I wish you people really understood things. The differences in their situations are light years apart, but sure, let's compare a guy who had ~150 million to spend every year to a guy who's been here 2+ years and the first thing he was ordered to do was cut payroll and shed contracts.
I think that's a fair way to look at it. Sandy hasn't even been able to really make his own team yet, he's still waiting out and trying to repair Omar's old team.