Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The Mets fired manager Willie Randolph as well as pitching coach Rick Peterson. Bench coach Jerry Manuel will take over as the interim manager. There was speculation of this move for weeks but it came at a very odd time. After just completing a homestand and heading out west, you would expect that if this decision was going to be made it would be with him at home. Instead, they let him go out to California and fired him at 12:15 AM? Very puzzling and, in my opinion, somewhat unprofessional of the Mets front office. If the Mets don't improve going forward, you can expect to hear rumblings that Omar Minaya may be next.