Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal has a new column out today and writes about the fading job security of Mets manager Willie Randolph and the Mariners John McLaren. Of the Mets he writes:
The Mets could have fired Randolph at the end of last season. They could have fired him two weeks ago during his well-publicized meeting with ownership. Instead, they keep delaying the inevitable — and, thanks to the play of the Phillies, their season is slipping away.
He also writes that it wouldn’t be a surprise if Randolph was fired this week after the embarrassment the Mets suffered in San Diego. The second four game sweep in two weeks must be very difficult to swallow for the Wilpons right now. “Citi Field: Home of the Fourth Place Mets” would be a nice banner to hang for the 2009 opening day celebration.