Tony Bernazard Rumors
Some notes from the National League East before the Nationals, Marlins and Braves suit up for three of the day's four MLB games...
- Nationals GM Mike Rizzo discussed baseball's new collective bargaining agreement and the relationship between scouting and player development with David Laurila of FanGraphs.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports makes the case that Nationals rookie Bryce Harper and Angels rookie Mike Trout should be All-Stars in 2012.
- The Phillies need more talent and can't afford to wait until Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Roy Halladay return, David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News writes. Murphy also discusses Charlie Manuel's bullpen management following yesterday's loss, a game in which Jonathan Papelbon did not pitch.
- Former MLB player and Mets exec Tony Bernazard is now working in player relations for the Boras Corporation, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. The Mets let Bernazard go in 2009.
We've read conflicting reports on Omar Minaya's job security. Adam Rubin believes he's on the hot seat. What's more, Rubin's sources say VP Tony Bernazard might be next in line. Bernazard seems to have a bad reputation, but no one is sure exactly why. Another candidate to replace Minaya might be Wayne Krivsky, who will join the Mets as a scout (hat tip to MetsBlog).
Rubin admits that Minaya "doesn't appear on life support just yet." But a GM without job security can often lead to a short-term approach.