Mets GM Omar Minaya left the winter meetings within the hour. He’s headed to the Dominican Republic where he’ll see Jose Reyes and scout sites for where the Mets plan to build a complex. There are no plans to meet with Pedro Martinez.
Before leaving, Minaya said:
- Nothing is imminent of a major nature. There could be tweakings the bench over the next few days.
- The door is still open with Barry Zito.
- The trade market is still a possibility, but he doesn’t appear as enamored with that as he was at the start of the week. Oakland wants a lot for either Rich Harden, Danny Haren or Joe Blanton. All are young, good, and don’t make a lot of money. Unless he gets a lot in return, there’s no reason for Oakland to trade any of them. It’s the Mets who must up the ante, and Minaya is reluctant.
- He thought the meetings were a success because he picked up Burgos and the groundwork is there for further discussions.