A closer look at the Omar Minaya era

From big spending to bad trades, the Mets' GM has experienced an up-and-down tenure

Updated: October 5, 2010, 7:46 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

With a promise of "full autonomy," Omar Minaya succeeded Jim Duquette as New York Mets general manager during the final week of the 2004 season.

As the sun sets on Minaya's tenure as the point man for Mets decisions, here's a look back at his six-year run:

Biggest Contracts

1. Johan Santana: Six years, $137.5 million on Feb. 2, 2008. The trade with the Minnesota Twins to acquire Santana was contingent upon his signing the extension. With Santana having undergone shoulder surgery ...

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