Willie Randolph's status as Mets manager is extremely tenuous now. General manager Omar Minaya is seriously considering changing managers and at least a couple of the team's coaches, sources told SI.com.Sounds about right. And while I don't think Jerry Manuel is the answer, it's better to try to find the right guy in the offseason than it is to try to do so on the fly.
A Mets official indicated that nothing was expected to be decided today regarding Randolph's status. But that doesn't preclude something from happening later this weekend. Front-office sources indicate his hold on the job is shaky, at best.
Should Randolph be fired, bench coach Jerry Manuel will take over, sources told SI.com.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Randolph Won't Last the Weekend
That's what SI's Jon Heyman is reporting, anyway: