• general manager
  • Former general manager Omar Minaya, who helped lead the Mets to the 2006 National League Championship Series, echoed Reagins' thoughts on the importance of EDI, an effort wholeheartedly supported by Commissioner Rob Manfred. (mlb.com)
  • baseman
  • If no moves are made, Reagins hopes the return of first baseman Kendry Morales, who sat out most of 2010 because of a broken leg, and bounce-back years by Bobby Abreu, Erick Aybar, Alberto Callaspo and Juan Rivera will boost the offense. (latimes.com)
  • At the 2008 trading deadline, Reagins dealt first baseman Casey Kotchman to the Atlanta Braves for Mark Teixeira. (wikipedia.org)
  • Manager
  • Matsui would likely only hit as Designated Hitter because of his weak knees, filling the role for the former slugger Vladimir Guerrero, who both manager Scoscia and GM Reagins confirmed wouldn't come back after the signing of Matsui. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • Both Reagins and Minaya hope their efforts and resources will help increase African-American participation in the big leagues. (mlb.com)
  • Events like the EDI, Reagins emphasized, can help. (mlb.com)
  • Baseball
  • Attending the Elite Development Invitational in Historic Dodgertown, Reagins noted the progress that baseball is making in its attempt to grow participation among young African-Americans. (mlb.com)
  • Reagins also noted that while many of the attending players are likely multi-sport athletes, the point of the EDI is not to discourage players from adding a fall or winter sport in addition to baseball in the spring. (mlb.com)