Omar Minaya will speak with reporters today from the dugout in Citi Field at 11 am.
…i hope they set up prompter… or, just have him read directly from notes, ‘I apologize to Adam Rubin, P.S. Have a nice day,’ and get off the stage…
Update, 11:20 am:
Minaya told reporters that he talked with Adam Rubin in person in New York City yeterday, he apologized, and they both look forward to moving on.
"For me to say those things was not right," Minaya said, "I was wrong."
He says Rubin and he agreed to keep the conversation between them.
He says the decision to fire Tony Bernazard was his descision, based on the investigation, an had nothing to do with Rubin's report.
Minaya says ownership supports him and has always supported him.
"You guys know Omar, and this was not an Omar action," he said. "At the end of the day, it's time to move forward, we have a baseball season to play."
Update, 11:24 am:
He says this has not stopped him from working the baseball side of the business in advance of tomorrow's trade deadline, noting he is talking to clubs everyday.
"I even turned down a couple of trades yesterday," Minaya said, saying he has talked to teams about big-time players.
Update, 11:33 am:
In the end, he said he apologized to Rubin, he aplogizes to ownership, amd he apologizes to Mets fans, because, as he put it, "This was a distraction."