ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting today that a source that regularly speaks to Mets front office personnel told him that Mets manager Willie Randolph is not going to be fired. From the column:
Minaya "has made his decision," said the same baseball man. "And the decision is, this is Willie’s team. And he’s not going away."
Reading this column made me wonder: What does Randolph have to do to get fired? As I’ve said before, I know that all of the teams problems aren’t his fault. But he has to be held accountable for the overall on-field performance of the team.
It’s obvious that the Mets need to change something. If they’re not going to fire Randolph then they need to move some players. Something needs to change either way. This team is quickly becoming more difficult to watch.