Mets vice president of player development Tony Bernazard will interview for the vacant Seattle Mariners GM position sometime this week, according to the Seattle Times.
Other candidates for the Seattle gig are Arizona Diamondbacks assistant GM Peter Woodfork; Jerry Dipoto, Diamondbacks director of player personnel; Kim Ng, Los Angeles Dodgers assistant GM and Tony LaCava, the assistant GM for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tony Bernazard, a New York Mets executive, recently challenged one of club's minor league teams to a fight during a postgame clubhouse tirade, the New York Daily News reported, citing multiple sources with ties to the team.
Bernazard, the team's vice president for player development, pulled off his shirt and challenged the Double-A Binghamton Mets in the tirade, about 10 days before the All-Star break. He in particular targeted middle infield prospect Jose Coronado, according to the report.
The Daily News reported on Tuesday that at a recent game at Citi Field, Bernazard, who wanted a seat behind home plate that was occupied by an Arizona Diamondbacks scout, unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against a subordinate who suggested he wait until the half-inning was over to take the seat.
As you reflect on what happened to this organization during and after last year's GM interview process, always remember what didn't.