The speculation is over. So is Willie Randolph’s 3 season run as the manager of the New York Mets. The Mets fired Randolph overnight in response to a lackluster season (34-35) from a very talented Mets team. Bench Coach, Jerry Manuel will take over as the Mets Manager. The move comes one month shy of Randolph coaching the NL squad in this year’s All-Star game at Yankees Stadium. The event would have been very special for Randolph given his many years of success as a member of the New York Yankees.
The Mets also fired Pitching Coach, Rick Peterson and 1st Base Coach Tom Nieto.