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Mets Cut Randolph Loose

Mets fire manager despite recent improvement

(Newser) - The New York Mets have fired manager Willie Randolph, as well as two of his coaches, reports Newsday. The announcement came this morning after weeks of speculation about Randolph's fate, as the Mets continue to struggle just under .500 after last season's historic collapse. Bench coach Jerry Manuel will take... More »

Mets Manager Apologizes for Calling Critics Racist

'It was a mistake,' says Randolph

(Newser) - Two days after Mets manager Willie Randolph lashed his critics for being "racial," he apologized for what he said, reports AP. The first black manager of a New York baseball team had suggested in an interview with a columnist from The Record that he was portrayed differently than... More »

Randolph's Job Appears Safe With Mets

Reports say the team won't fire its manager, despite late slide

(Newser) - Despite a late-season collapse that left the Mets on the outside of the playoffs looking in, manager Willie Randolph's job is safe, Newsday reports. The final decision will be made tomorrow, but the paper quotes an anonymous source saying that GM Omar Minaya won't give Randolph the boot. The Mets... More »

Phillies Trounce Mets as Wagner Melts Down

NY closer blows a save; Mets' division lead narrows to two games

(Newser) - The Mets counted on closer Billy Wagner to pull off a crucial two-inning save last night, and he blew it. Wagner surrendered one run in the eighth inning and two in the ninth, the last on a Chase Utley single that won the game 11-0 for Philadelphia. The Phillies' key... More »

Glavine Wins 299th Game

The 41-year-old is 1 win from pitchers' most exclusive club

(Newser) - Tom Glavine recorded his 299th career win last night, as the Mets downed Pittsburgh 6-3. The 41-year-old, on track to become the 23rd 300-winner in MLB history, next takes the mound against Milwaukee on the 31st. "I'm proud of the company I'm getting myself into," said the left-hander,... More »

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