The W
Views: 98532584
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.8.07 0145
The 7 - Baseball - Randolph is new Mets manager
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(398 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (5 total)
Eddie Famous
Andouille
Level: 90

Posts: 1119/2182
EXP: 6945986
For next: 242650

Since: 11.12.01
From: Catlin IL

Since last post: 280 days
Last activity: 273 days
#1 Posted on 3.11.04 2257.39
Reposted on: 3.11.11 2259.01
Following the new mandate that only former second basemen will get new managerial contracts. Willie Randolph in the new Met manager.

This follows contracts given Wally Backman and Phil Garner.

Jim Fregosi was said to be busy checking if he managed to slip in a few games at second during his career.
Promote this thread!
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 140

Posts: 2121/6261
EXP: 32668471
For next: 618016

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 min.
#2 Posted on 4.11.04 1120.43
Reposted on: 4.11.11 1120.46
Well, Willie is a class guy, who took a LOT of crap in New York with the Yankees. I ma glad he got a job, although he probably could have been the Yankees skipper in a few years if he would have hung around.
too-old-now
Bockwurst
Level: 48

Posts: 127/545
EXP: 793272
For next: 30276

Since: 7.1.04

Since last post: 1244 days
Last activity: 169 days
#3 Posted on 4.11.04 1258.20
Reposted on: 4.11.11 1259.01
I am very happy for Willie Randolph, who I always thought was underrated as a player. He consistently hit very well, and was as solid as they come in the field.

He's learned from one of the best ever in Joe Torre, who will have a hard time now without Zimmer, Randolph, and Mel Stottlemyer. I'm gald he'll be given a chance at a top job, especially since he's been interviewed about a dozen times for other jobs so far.

My favorite Willie Randolph story is that his first visit ever to Yankee Stadium came as a younster in the Con-Ed kid. Con Edison buys cheap seats for 1,000 or so underprivileged kids in the community for several games a year (usually against lesser-drawing teams), the kids are all given T-shirts, etc. A lot of fun for all.
Pizza Pasta
Linguica
Level: 20

Posts: 9/74
EXP: 41115
For next: 1324

Since: 29.3.03
From: Douglaston, NY

Since last post: 2773 days
Last activity: 2585 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 4.11.04 2040.25
Reposted on: 4.11.11 2043.12
Well, it was not my first choice, but I'm happy for Willie, and wish him nothing but the best; he's a class act and certainly has a pedigree of championship / chaotic experience having been in the Bombers organization throughout most of his professional and post-playing career. He also seems to be a really nice, likeable guy; of course, so was Art Howe and we know how well that worked out.

Bottom line, now that a manager is in place, it's time to fill-in the coaching positions (other than Rick Peterson) and to start working on ridding the roster of aging, out-of-position or past-their-prime veterans for some youth, enthusiasm, and defense. Here's hoping that new General Manager Omar Minaya can get it done.

Of course, given the penchant for violence and poor financial judgment that my preferred pick, Wally Backman, apparently has shown throughout the past few years, what the heck do I know? Heh.
sonicslapshot
Linguica
Level: 20

Posts: 54/78
EXP: 41825
For next: 614

Since: 26.7.04
From: Sheboygan, WI

Since last post: 3253 days
Last activity: 3234 days
#5 Posted on 5.11.04 2058.20
Reposted on: 5.11.11 2058.21
I agree with Pizza, Randolph is a good first step. He is a Queens guy. The Mets need to start at square one, day one. With Wright and Reyes I hope they can build soon.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Goodbye, Montreal Expos. Hello, Washington Nationals.
Next thread: Well, At Least He's Undefeated...
Previous thread: Here now are YOUR 2004 NL Gold Glove winners
(398 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Related threads: Manny To The Mets??? - Zeile to catch tonight - Art Howe out as Mets manager at end of the season - More...
The 7 - Baseball - Randolph is new Mets managerRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.233 seconds.