NY Sports Dog: Momentum Swept Away: Willie Randolph May be Fired Today

Friday, May 23, 2008

Momentum Swept Away: Willie Randolph May be Fired Today

In a series where everything was right in front of the Mets for the taking, they did the opposite and gave away the momentum and post team meeting energy they built over the weekend.

Pitchers didn't pitch; hitters were in consistent; fielding miscues abounded; baserunning errors cost them runs.

And now what? Have the Mets hit rock bottom in 2008, or is the worst yet to come?

At sub-.500, on the road, with health concerns still tearing away at the fabric of the team, we all sit and wonder what the future holds?

One thing is certain: the Mets need to make a change at the top, and whether that is the right or wrong move isn't really the subject for debate any longer, it is simply reality.

Willie Randolph could be fired as quickly as today--in fact I expect it to happen.

My gut says Jerry Manuel is named interim manager this afternoon, and then the team can go about and try to pick up the pieces for 2008.

It should never have come to this.

National League
East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10
Florida Marlins 27 19 .587 -- 16-11 11-8 12-5 9-8 5-4 Won 3 5-5
Atlanta Braves 26 21 .553 1.5 20-5 6-16 13-12 5-5 6-3 Won 5 7-3
Philadelphia Phillies 27 22 .551 1.5 13-11 14-11 7-8 10-6 9-6 Won 3 6-4
New York Mets 22 23 .489 4.5 12-9 10-14 13-14 4-6 3-3 Lost 4 3-7
Washington Nationals 20 28 .417 8.0 11-13 9-15 13-19 6-7 0-0 Lost 2 5-5
Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10
Chicago Cubs 28 19 .596 -- 19-8 9-11 4-4 17-13 7-2 Lost 2 6-4
St. Louis Cardinals 28 21 .571 1.0 17-10 11-11 3-0 14-12 9-8 Won 1 5-5
Houston Astros 27 22 .551 2.0 13-8 14-14 5-5 10-7 11-8 Lost 1 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates 22 25 .468 6.0 13-10 9-15 10-11 8-12 4-2 Won 1 4-6
Milwaukee Brewers 22 25 .468 6.0 11-9 11-16 4-7 14-13 4-2 Lost 1 4-6
Cincinnati Reds 21 27 .438 7.5 14-9 7-18 6-7 7-13 5-7 Lost 4 6-4
West W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10
Arizona Diamondbacks 28 19 .596 -- 19-8 9-11 3-7 3-6 20-5 Lost 3 5-5
Los Angeles Dodgers 25 21 .543 2.5 14-9 11-12 5-4 8-6 11-9 Won 3 6-4
San Francisco Giants 19 29 .396 9.5 11-15 8-14 3-3 6-14 10-9 Won 2 3-7
Colorado Rockies 18 29 .383 10.0 10-13 8-16 3-2 6-6 7-20 Lost 2 3-7
San Diego Padres 18 31 .367 11.0 10-12 8-19 2-7 6-8 9-14 Won 1 4-6


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