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Old 10-02-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Mets keepin' Randolph...

"After thinking about this, I have decided that Willie should continue to manage our club," Minaya told reporters, according to Newsday. "As the GM, it was my decision to make."

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Good move?

This was one helluva collapse down the stretch.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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Well if youre going to fire Randolph for the collapse, then everyone has to go IMO. Its not his complete fault that they lost that many games. You cant blame it all on the manager, at some point the players have to take blame too.

They were 1 out away from being in the World Series last year.....
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Old 10-02-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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Keep him but watch next year if things start gettin' rocky. Methinks this show of support quickly turns into a burial detail...
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:19 AM   #4
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He thinks he is managing the Yankees. Sometimes attitude of expecting to win does not always get it done. The Phillies outworked the Mets down the stretch, it showed plain as day. Instead of rallying the troops Willie said things like "the champagne will taste better when we do get there." He stumbled way out of confident and into cocky and didn't bring the goods to back it up. The pressure turned up and he didn't know how to handle it. Good decision to bring him back, though. It was good before this collapse and if you're the Mets folks you hope Willie learned from this.

As a Phillie fan I really hope the players do not start to listen to David Wright, though. He was the only one on that team who seemed like he had a clue that they were in a pennant race. Hello, the Phillies beat you 8 in a row, the division is not just going to be handed to you.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:32 AM   #5
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He's a good manager. His starting pitching just fell a part.
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Old 10-03-2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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He's a good manager. His starting pitching just fell a part.
That's a good way to describe about a tenth of Willie's problems from August on, but doesn't nearly cover the collapse.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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Well Tom Glavine won't be back with the Mets in 2008. I wouldn't sign him if I was any club. His best days are far behind him. I might sign him for a one year deal worth one million dollars.
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:42 AM   #8
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Glavin had a ruff outing and I dont think the fans will tolerate it. I still love Glavin... as I've said, he went to my high school.
Hope he can have one last season that treats him well.
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He probably could if he can get on a team that scores a lot of runs like the Yankees or Colorado.
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Tom Glavine will, if he wishes, be a 4th or 5th starter on an AL team next season, I predict. He won't want to run the bases anymore as he has to in the NL. Also, the AL hitters are not familiar with his stuff and he will have quite an advantage because of that. I could see him in Boston colors next year, with a very low base salary, incentive laden contract that would pay him well if he performs. He has nothing left to prove to anyone and should be able to help the kids through their "rocky" stretches.
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