Minaya said this during a press conference on Monday announcing the firing of Bernazard.
Rubin denied this, but if the writer was attempting to get a job with the team's personnel department, while blasting Bernazard in the paper, that sounds like a conflict of interest.
Is this true? We might never know for sure. Only Rubin, Minaya and perhaps some other people in the Mets front office know if Rubin asked for a job with the team.
But one thing we can say for sure - reporters are all going to back Rubin in this mess. So take all the stories you read today, and all the television analysis, with a grain of salt.
Reporters almost always support reporters, even if they are wrong.
Reporters get into their "how dare they speak to a reporter that way" mode.
And I'm sure we are going to get fair coverage on "Daily News Live." Give me a break.
We aren't taking sides in this one, just asking for some balance.
Reporters need to be neutral - even when they are covering their own.