Mets Fire Randolph And Coaches

NEW YORK - APRIL 26: Manager Willie Randolph #12 (L) and pitching coach Rick Peterson #51 of the New York Mets confer in the second inning of a game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium April 26, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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The Mets announced at 3:15 am Eastern time that they fired manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto. The move was completely expected after multiple media reports over more than a month. Mets bench coach Jerry Manuel will take over on an interim basis, Triple-A manager Ken Oberkfell, and pitching coach Dan Warthen, and scout Luis Aguayo will join the Mets major league staff.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.