I think everyone knew that Willie Randolph was going to be fired. The team has been lackluster this year, especially compared to their performance in the first half of 2007 and in 2006.
But why did the Mets fire Willie Randolph last night? It makes the team look absolutely ridiculous. Who fires a manager right after they flew hi with the team to Anaheim and right after the team just won a game?
And Jerry Manuel? Maybe he'll be a good manager. He was a pretty good bench coach. But how is that really a regime change? Unless the Mets really start to turn it around ASAP, I think that an outside Manager should be brought in.
Personally, I would love to see Keith Hernandez become manager. He's got a temper. He knows the club. He definitely knows the game. And I love him.
And Bobby Valentine. Who doesn't love a manager who gets ejected from a game and then sneaks back in wearing a disguise?
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the Mets finish out the year now.