Marchman Wants Willie Booted. Discuss.
I like Tim Marchman's work; today, he's saying it's time to fire Willie Randolph as Mets manager. Faith And Fear In Flushing.com agrees, and it came up on Michael Kay's radio show yesterday, although I got so irritated with Kay's comments about how Girardi had to play nicer with the local media that it blocked out any memory of whether he agreed. I do remember Kay and one of his studio cohorts saying that the team just looks flat out there — that the fans boo Delgado because it's easier to boo one guy than to boo an endemic problem.
Your thoughts, Mets fans? I don't follow the team so closely that I could really have a meaningful opinion, but my feeling last year was that, if Randolph bore any responsibility for the end-of-season half-assing and subsequent collapse, Minaya should have sacked him to send a message, and it's kind of hard to see how he didn't bear responsibility for it, at least in part. If one guy isn't trying, that's on him; if several of your guys aren't trying, that's on you.
I can't speak to Marchman's points about Randolph's in-game managerial shortcomings, and I wish he'd furnished more specifics, because the piece didn't give me a real sense of them. But if this is a clubhouse issue only, then yeah, looks like he's got to go.
So, go on. Let it out.