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The two most heralded free agents after the 2004 Major League Baseball season, Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran, had two things in common: They both signed with the Mets (not the Yankees!) and, like Mets GM Omar Minaya, they are both Latino. Minaya openly said that he would use his heritage to attract top Latin American players, and his signing of both players brought insThe two most heralded free agents after the 2004 Major League Baseball season, Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran, had two things in common: They both signed with the Mets (not the Yankees!) and, like Mets GM Omar Minaya, they are both Latino. Minaya openly said that he would use his heritage to attract top Latin American players, and his signing of both players brought instant credibility to a much-troubled franchise. Martinez, baseball's most colorful player, brought an excitment to the Shea Stadium mound not seen since the days of a young Dwight Gooden. Meanwhile, despite an injury-hampered first half, Beltran was voted by fans to the starting lineup of the 2005 National League All-Star team. Along the way, Minaya generated controversy by letting go respected veteran Al Leiter, hiring inexperienced manager Willie Randolph, and unsuccessfully pursuing free agent first baseman Carlos Delgado--who criticized Minaya's supposed attempts to "exploit" his ethnicity. "New York Daily News beat writer Adam Rubin brings you the inside stories of these men, as well as the breakout season of Cliff Floyd, the growing pains of star-in-the-making David Wright, the swan-song season of Mets catcher Mike Piazza, and the many other storylines of the team that sought to recapture the magic of the Amazin' Mets....

Title : Pedro, Carlos, and Omar: The Story of a Season in the Big Apple and the Pursuit of Baseball's Top Latino Stars
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ISBN : 9781592288755
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Pedro, Carlos, and Omar: The Story of a Season in the Big Apple and the Pursuit of Baseball's Top Latino Stars Reviews

  • Mike
    2019-04-18 10:08

    Boring boring boring book which reads like the taped together collection of game accounts it is. Someone owes it to this story to tell it with some flair and behind the scenes intrigue. How you make Pedro, Piazza, and Mike Cameron boring is anyone's guess, but Rubin managed it.

  • chris
    2019-04-07 15:58

    I think the problem was that there was not much to the story, itself. Minaya needed to turn the team around and Pedro and Carlos were the top two free agents at the time, so he signed them. Although that's not "end of story", it's pretty close. There is much talk about how these signings were supposed to signal the team's commitment to break into the Latin market, but the results of doing so are barely noted. Also, it didn't help Rubin's case that the '05 season was fairly run-of-the-mill, without any huge scandal or drama.

  • Dan
    2019-03-29 10:15

    Reads like a collection of news articles from the year, which is sort of is, since Rubin is a beat writer for the Daily News. I was expecting more behind the scenes insights and, for lack of a better word, gossip.

  • Ian Hardouin
    2019-04-24 16:05

    Ah, the optimism of the Mets in the mid-2000s, what coulda been, and what shoulda been.