So according to Mets GM Omar Minaya, if you write stories about how your assistant GM took his shirt off in the Double A clubhouse and challenged all the players to a fight, apparently it's because you are trying to get a job in the Mets' player development staff.
During yesterday's press conference discussing the dismissal of assistant GM Tony Bernazard, Minaya unexpectedly insinuated that the New York Daily News Mets beat writer Adam Rubin was trying to take down Bernazard to somehow get himself a job with the Mets, or as vindication for not getting a job with the Mets.
"Adam, for the past couple of years, has lobbied for a player development position," Minaya said. "He has lobbied myself, he has lobbied Tony, and when these things first came out, I didn't know what to think about it."
Rubin to his credit didn't back down and confronted Minaya about the insinuation in the press conference, to which Minaya didn't really answer. Here's some video of it. Rubin also defended himself today in the paper.
To be honest, from the few times I've dealt with Minaya, it seemed a little out of character. But I think he knows the vultures are circling. Though this recent outburst did nothing to help him.
So I guess for me to get a job working for Jack Z, at least along Minaya's thinking, I just need to have Lee Pelekoudas, fly to West Tenn, rip off his shirt and challenge the likes of Greg Halman, Phillippe Aumont, Josh Fields and Nick Hill to throw down and then write about it.
Wow, working in New York would be interesting.