This is an incredible scoop by the Daily News. Willie Randolph writes a first person account about his firing by Omar Minaya. There isn’t that much new that we don’t already know here. We knew that he was passionate about managing the Mets and that he wants another managerial job. The only new piece of information that I didn’t already know is this:
I stood up and shook his hand, told him I wished him and the team well. Then he handed me an envelope, a little parting gift, and told me to make sure I reviewed it with my agent, Ron Shapiro.
It was a copy of my Met contract that basically says I better not say anything detrimental about the team, or I might jeopardize the rest of the money I have coming to me.
This is the story that will never end. I’m really just looking forward to seeing what Jerry Manuel can do with this team and forgetting that the 2007 and early ’08 Mets ever happened.