Omar: I have a job to do

August, 25, 2010
8/25/10
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With his job security a renewed hot topic, GM Omar Minaya reiterated comments he made to ESPNNewYork.com that he is not focusing on being fired or reassigned, rather he is trying to figure out how to make the Mets better

"When your on a team in New York and you say you have a situation where last year did not go well, those things are going to come up, Minaya said prior to Wednesday night's game with the Marlins. "The bottom line is I know I have a job in front of me and I have to continue to do my job to the best of my abilities."

Minaya has two more years left on his contract and is due a little more than a million bucks per season.

NIESE WATCH:The Mets have talked about limiting Jon Niese's innings, but aren't planning on doing anything soon.

"When you look at Niese's innings compared to last year, we are comfortable where he is right now," Minaya said.

Niese enters his start Thursday at 138 innings. Last season, he pitched in 120 total innings between the majors and minor.

BAY WATCH: Jason Bay (concussion) still could comeback, according to Minaya.

"Right now, it is in the hands of the doctors," Minaya said. "He hasn't been cleared to do baseball activities right now."

It doesn't seem likely since Bay can't play any rehab games with the minor league season aboout to end.

SEPTEMBER CALL-UPS:Minaya said they have not settled on whom they will call up when the calander turns to September.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.294 7 37 56
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 14
RBIL. Duda 48
RD. Murphy 56
OPSL. Duda .829
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 2.96
SOZ. Wheeler 105