NY Sports Dog: Wilie Randolph Fired

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wilie Randolph Fired

The wait is over, Willie Randolph has been fired. Also fired were pitching coach Rick Peterson and first base coach Tom Nieto.

As firings go, this one was handled with little class, suspect timing, and poor communication. The obvious question being, why make those guys travel across the country to win a game and get fired right after?

Moreover the Mets have won 3 of 4, and played some of their best baseball of the year.

Ken Oberkfell, Dan Warthen and Luis Aguayo will join the team’s big-league staff.

Oberkfell had been the manager of the team’s Triple-A New Orleans affiliate, while Warthen had been the pitching coach, and Aguayo the team’s field coordinator.

According to an AP report, Minaya and Manuel will address the media before Tuesday’s game in Anaheim at 5 pm EDT.

Name Years managed Record
Willie Randolph 2004-08 302-253
Art Howe 2003-04 137-186
Bobby Valentine 1996-2002 536-467
Dallas Green 1993-96 229-283
Jeff Torborg 1992-93 85-115
Mike Cubbage 1991 3-4
Bud Harrelson 1990-91 145-129
Davey Johnson 1984-90 595-417
Frank Howard 1983 52-64
George Bamberger 1982-83 81-127
Joe Torre 1977-81 286-420
Joe Frazier 1976-77 101-106
Roy McMillan 1975 26-27
Yogi Berra 1972-75 292-296
Gil Hodges 1968-71 339-309
Salty Parker 1967 4-7
Wes Westrum 1965-67 142-237
Casey Stengel 1962-1965 175-404
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