Filip Bondy from the Daily News
The Mets thought otherwise. Minaya attacked our guy, Adam, who owned this story from Day 1. Minaya went after the messenger, tried to wreck his career. It isn’t going to come down that way, though.
“This was a well-reported, well-researched, exclusive story, and it’s a shame that the Mets deemed fit to cast aspersions on our reporter instead of dealing with the issues at hand,” said Martin Dunn, deputy publisher and editor-in-chief at The News. “We stand by Adam 1,000 percent.”
Only one man got fired Monday. Their guy, Bernazard.
Jay GreenburgÂ of the New York Post
Certainly he and his newspaper have benefited. The Mets may be fourth in the National League East but they lead the majors in leaking, whispering and character-assassinating.
Wallace Mathews from Newsday
The Mets are the only organization in professional sports that can call a news conference to announce it has killed the Wicked Witch – and wind up running over Toto instead.
Ben Shpigel of New York Times
Three and a half months into a season marked by bile and buffoonery, the Mets added to the chaos Monday, when they turned a news conference announcing the dismissal of a high-ranking executive into an almost surreal confrontation with a reporter who regularly covers the team.