The New York Mets have called for a 3:30 press conference for today. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets are going to announce that VP for Player Development Tony Bernazard will be fired.
I am going to keep this short and sweet. The New York Mets’ VP for Player Development Tony Bernazard needs to be fired. This guy has become an embarrassment for the New York Mets.
According to the New York Daily News, Tony Bernazard ripped off his shirt and challenged players on the Double-A Binghamton Mets to a fight during a postgame meeting. The tirade centered around the Binghamton Mets being 36-58 and underage drinking on the team.
Can the Wilpons or Omar Minaya wake up and just get rid of this guy already? I don’t care if the Binghamton Mets’ record was 2-62 and the whole team got DUI’s last month – there are 1,000 better ways to go about this than challenging players to a fight.
This is the same guy who threw Willy Randolph under the bus and was instrumental in getting pitching coach Rick Peterson fired. This is the guy who went into a profanity laced tirade in front of other scouts and fans recently because a scout from the Arizona Diamondbacks was sitting in his seat during a game. And this is also the guy who is in charge of the Mets’ minor-league system, and their Double-A and Triple-A teams have a combined record of 70-115.
Why this loser still has a job is beyond me. Can anyone name one positive thing this guy has brought the Mets’ organization? Because I sure as heck can’t.
It’s one thing for a team to struggle on the field. It happens to every organization in every league. But when a team becomes an embarrassment off the field – that is when things become unacceptable to me.
The Mets need to do the right thing and get rid of this embarrassment.