2008_09_omarextension.jpgMaybe Mets’ ownership is taking lessons from the Knicks? How else do you explain the news that Omar Minaya is getting a four-year contract extension with the season hanging in the balance? Minaya has done a solid job while running the Mets, but if they do not make the playoffs this year he will have presided over two September collapses. Doesn’t that warrant waiting on a new deal until the season ends? And, if Minaya is getting an extension how come Jerry Manuel is still only the “interim” manager? If you are going to hand out rewards a week early, you should be consistent. Didn’t they learn anything last year from the playoff seat debacle?