This came out late-ish last night, and it may not be welcome news to some who are seeing it for the first time this morning. Former Mets GM Omar Minaya's name started floating around yesterday as one the Yankees were considering for a possible front office position. Erik Boland reported that it was "strong consideration for a high-ranking position," but Andy Martino later tempered that by tweeting that the role would be something in scouting or an advisory position and not a major one. With Mark Newman leaving as Senior VP of Baseball Ops and Minaya currently holding that spot in San Diego, there is a potential lateral opening. Just the name "Omar Minaya" is enough to make some Mets fans' skin crawl, and his tenure as GM there was not a good one. But he does have a very good track record of building strong farm systems wherever he's been. With the Yankees putting improving their farm system as a primary goal going forward, Minaya could be useful as someone to help guide the efforts. His having a good relationship with Cash helps too.
For now it doesn't sound like anything is close to being announced and Minaya's potential position won't be a major one, but stay tuned. One way or another, it would behoove the Yankees to find Newman's replacement sooner rather than later.