Shadows draw near for Minaya, Manuel

GM's payroll mismanagement could pave way for a new regime in Queens

Updated: August 25, 2010, 10:52 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

The two times New York Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon has spoken to media this month, his remarks have been brief and bewildering.

Asked during the announcement of a partnership between the University of Connecticut and Wilpon-owned SportsNet New York about whether Omar Minaya would remain as Mets general manager, Wilpon replied with a riddle: "Is the sun going to come up tomorrow?"

Ten days later, briefly cornered by media at Citi Field and asked if he had a moment, Wilpon replied: ...

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