Although I’m pretty much done with Willie Randolph at this point, he did have some comments to the mass of media assembled outside of his New Jersey home today. He said that he didn’t think that Omar Minaya was going to fire him. He thought that a couple of coaches were going to be fired. Here are a few quotes:
"No, I thought he [Minaya] was talking about whacking a couple of my coaches," Randolph told reporters in the driveway of his Franklin Lakes, N.J., home.
"That’s why I was stunned," Randolph said. "The way he was talking to me, I thought I was secure for the time being."
"I felt all along this team would play better and we would eventually get into the season and do really well," said Randolph, wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt with a Negro League design on it.
"In my mind this happened way, way too early."
I have to say that I’m a little surprised that he came out with some of these comments. I won’t say that he came out swinging but he did have some pointed comments. I thought that his thoughts would be much more subdued in an attempt to position himself for another managerial interview.
Read the full story at the NY Post.