The last time the Mets traveled to the play the Angels, Omar Minaya fired Willie Randolph and Rick Peterson in the middle of the night.
“It just got to the point that speculation about his job had become a distraction to the team,” said Minaya, now with the Padres as a Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations (Daily News, Apr. 12). “Willie and I were friends. We still are good friends. I know the optics of it looked bad, late at night on the West Coast, but I wanted to do it after the game. It was my decision and a decision that had to be done.”
The Mets were 302-253 (.544) under Randolph, who led the team to their only NL East title in 25 years. They are 433-479 (.474) since he was fired >> Read more in the Daily News.