There’s never a good time to fire an employee. Whether it’s first thing in the morning or after a day of work, it isn’t pleasant.
We don’t know the nature of the conversations that took place between Omar Minaya and Willie Randolph. It’s possible that Minaya that wanted to fire Rick Peterson and Tom Nieto but Randolph said that he couldn’t work under those conditions. The reports were that Randolph was very unhappy when Minaya fired hitting coach Rick Down last season.
I know that it makes for good headlines in the mainstream media and the blogs to rip Minaya for the timing of this move. But don’t be too quick to judge.