Ex-Mets exec Tony Bernazard goes to work for Scott Boras
Tony Bernazard, who hasn't been seen much since he was fired by the Mets in July 2009, has taken a job with agent Scott Boras. Bernazard will work in player relations, sources told CBSSports.com. Bernazard, a former big-league player, had a controversial run with the Mets.
When Tony Bernazard showed up at Yankee Stadium for the Subway Series over the weekend, people naturally wondered why he was there and who he was working for.
Bernazard hasn't been seen much since July 2009, when he was fired as the Mets vice president of player personnel.
Turns out he is working again.
Bernazard has taken a job with agent Scott Boras, working in player relations, sources told CBSSports.com.
As he told Newsday's David Lennon (without revealing the job), "I root for players -- not teams."
Bernazard, 55, played 10 years in the major leagues, making stops with six different teams. Bernazard then worked for the players association, before joining the Mets in 2004.
During his time with the Mets, Bernazard was often the subject of controversy. He was accused of undermining Willie Randolph when Randolph was the Mets manager, and later accused of challenging minor-league players to a fight and of getting into an argument with then-closer Francisco Rodriguez on a team bus.
Bernazard was enough of a public figure that the Mets felt a need to hold a press conference to announce his firing. The press conference turned into a disaster.