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Omar Minaya took chances when he was GM of the Mets, and sometimes those moves do not work out, he told WFAN late Friday.

"There's a whole bunch of them, not just one," he said, laughing with a lot humility, when asked if there was one move he regretted making while running the Mets.

Minaya is acting Sr. VP of Baseball Operations for the San Diego Padres, who are currently searching for a new General Manager.

He told WFAN that the Wilpons were very supportive of his ability to sign whatever free agent he wanted to pursue, mostly because they him charged with winning right way.

"You have to do everything you can to put a winning product on the field, especially knowing New York and the passion of Mets fans," he said.

According to Minaya, Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta are good, smart, hard working people. However, they are building and trying to win in a way that is going to take time.

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