Mets Fire Tony Bernazard
In a stunning development, the Mets have fired VP of Player Development Tony Bernazard — at least, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
It is assumed that this announcement will be made official later in the afternoon at a scheduled press conference.
The question now is, how will Jeff Wilpon make a decision without his trusted guru at his side? Furthermore, how will the Binghamton Mets motivate themselves without Zard-Dog’s inspirational clubhouse speeches?
*** UPDATE ***
If you didn’t see the press conference, you need to watch it. I can’t even begin to explain it, other than describing it as perhaps the most bizarre I’ve ever seen — it dwarfs all of the Mets’ conferences of the past few months that we might have labeled as “strange”.
Hands-down, a new low for the organization — and after sounding like a cross between Stuttering John and Dumb Donald (or is it Mushmouth?) from Fat Albert, I’m not sure how much longer Omar Minaya can continue in his position.