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1.? The Mets have given a lot of newspapers the chance to show off their funny and snarky sides.

Wallace Matthews of Newsday might win the award however:

The Mets are the only organization in professional sports that can call a news conference to announce it has killed the Wicked Witch - and wind up running over Toto instead.

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What should have been a relatively simple press conference Monday afternoon to announce the Mets firing of VP of Player Development Tony Bernazard instead became the story when Mets General Manager Omar Minaya attacked the professionalism of Daily News reporter Adam Rubin, who broke the stories that led to Bernazard's dismissal.? In fact, Minaya and COO Jeff Wilpon held a second press conference in the Citi Field press box only a few hours after the first, just before first pitch, to attempt to do damage control from mess from the original presser at 4 PM.

Minaya began the first press conference by attempting to explain the process and reason for Bernazard's dismissal.? He told the gathered reporters that he made the decision to let Bernazard go, after reviewing the conclusions of a Mets internal investigation that lasted nearly a month.? He noted that it is "very important to say that this investigation was done by the Human Resources department," which he claimed started before Rubin's articles about Bernazard ran in the daily news. Bernazard was let go because

1. there were "interpersonal things that were against what the organization believes in."? Translation: he treated people badly.

Tags: Adam Rubin, Omar Minaya, Tony Bernazard, Toby Hyde
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In case you haven't heard yet, Omar Minaya's press conference to announce Tony Bernazard's firing took a very odd turn when Minaya attacked Adam Rubin of the Daily News from the podium.

The press conference had not gone well for Minaya, but it got much, much worse here.

Watch it for yourself:

Tags: Adam Rubin, Daily Recap, Tony Bernazard, Toby Hyde
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According to Joel Sherman, Tony Bernazard will be fired.? Omar Minaya will speak to the press at a 3:30 PM news conference, which will be carried live on SNY.

Jon Heyman got to the story second.

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Omar Minaya officially announced that Tony Bernazard has been fired.

To watch Minaya’s comments, click here.

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Last week, in a report for the Daily News, Adam Rubin said Tony Bernazard was recently seen in the stands going into a profanity-laced tirade directed at the team’s manager of baseball operations, “which left witnesses in the section behind home plate aghast.”

However, today, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, on Twitter, writes, “Know that story about Tony Bernazard screaming at a scout?  The scout denies it, completely.”

as The Dude points out in the comment section, “Story was never that Tony B screamed at a scout. Story was that Tony B screamed at his assistant in front of scouts. That scout confirmed the story in the News earlier this week.”…

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The Binghamton Mets, who according to Adam Rubin in the NY Daily News, were supposedly the recipients of a tirade from Mets VP Tony Bernazard in which he challenged one of the players to a fight, universally dispute those allegations in this morning's Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.

As quoted by good friend of MMiLB, Brian Moritz.

Manager Mako Oliveras:

"I think it's been blown out of proportion. Tony was trying to pump the players up. He took his shirt off but he had a T-shirt on underneath. To me, he never threatened anybody or asked anybody to fight. Before he started the meeting, he took his shirt off. That's it. I'm telling you, it's been blown out of proportion....
SS/2B Jose Coronado
"No, he didn't call me a name or ask me to fight."
Adam Rubin had reported that Bernazard directed insults at Coronado, and challenged him to fight.

Tags: Adam Rubin, Tony Bernazard, Toby Hyde
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In case you missed it, yesterday, in a report for the Daily News, Adam Rubin said Mets VP Tony Bernazard removed his shirt and challenged Double-A players to a fight during a recent ‘postgame tirade.’

This led to a day’s worth of blog posts, talk radio chatter, and a pre-game press conference from Omar Minaya, during which he said the team will simply investigate Bernazard’s behavior.

in fact, omar said Investigate roughly 12 times, which led Tirico Suave to post this video clip, spoofing minaya as Inspector Gadget…

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Update, 6:22 pm:

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports on another incident involving Bernazard, during which he exchanged words on the team bus last week in Atlanta with Francisco Rodriguez.

Hubbuch quotes an anonymous player as saying, “That guy is crazy.”

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In a must-read report for the Daily News, Adam Rubin says Mets VP Tony Bernazard removed his shirt and challenged the Double-A players to a fight during a recent ‘postgame tirade.’

According to Rubin, “alleged underage drinking on the team apparently was one motivation for the eruption,” all of which he confirmed through ‘multiples sources,’ and ‘insiders.’

Earlier this week, also in the Daily News, Rubin said Bernazard was recently seen in the stands going into a profanity-laced tirade directed at the team’s manager of baseball operations, “which left witnesses in the section behind home plate aghast.”

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In report two days ago for the Daily News, Bill Madden wrote:

“I'm told that Assistant GM Tony Bernazard, whom Willie Randolph found to be an intrusive influence in the clubhouse, especially with the Latin players, has been no less undermining with Jerry Manuel.  For whatever reason, Bernazard seems to have the Wilpons' ears, even more so than Minaya, and in organization meetings he's never reticent to suggest areas where the manager might be doing a better job.  I'm also told the Met high command ordered Manuel to tone down the not-so-subtle pleas for help in his pre and postgame mediafests and his periodic candor about his team's deficiencies.”

In a October 2007 report for the Daily News, Bill Madden said Bernazard is the ‘real power in the front office,’ adding:

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According to The Seattle Times, the Mariners have finalized their candidates for GM, and have not invited back Mets VP of Player Development Tony Bernazard for a second interview.

The Mariners interviewed seven people for the job and have narrowed their choices down to three other candidates.

For more on Bernazard, click here.

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According to the Seattle Times, Mets VP of Player Development Tony Bernazard will be among several candidates to interview for GM of the Mariners.

…hat tip to the Daily News for the link

For more on Bernazard, click here.

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Lew recently asked the following question in the comment’s section of this site:

“How come every time I look at an article or comment the past two weeks Tony Bernazard’s name is in it?”

Bernazard is the Vice President of Development for the Mets and serves under Omar Minaya. 

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According to Ken Davidoff in Newsday, the reputation of Mets Ass’t GM Tony Bernazard has taken a ‘pummeling,’ amid rumors that he is the primary culprit in the firing of Willie Randolph.

In a fascinating, well-researched, story for Gotham Baseball Magazine, Mark Healy talks with a variety of credible sources and concludes:

“Bernazard was never really on board with the hire, but waited until he had consolidated his power to start sowing his seeds of discontent.  For nearly two seasons, Bernazard has been undermining the skipper in the clubhouse and in the front office.”

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