PHOENIX (AP) -New York Mets manager Willie Randolph told Billy Wagner to keep critical comments in-house Friday, two days after the closer ripped pitcher Oliver Perez following a blowout loss to Pittsburgh.
Wagner criticized Perez after the left-hander lasted just 1 1-3 innings in a 13-1 loss to the Pirates on Wednesday, a night after the Mets exhausted their bullpen in an 11-inning victory.
``Perez has honestly got to step up and know that we've just used every guy in our bullpen the night before,'' Wagner said at the time. ``He can't come out there and decide that, `Gee, he hasn't got it today and so be it.'''
When asked if talking to Perez was like talking to a wall, Wagner said: ``Pretty much.''
Wagner had little to say Friday.
``It's all been taken care of,'' he said.
Randolph addressed the subject Friday before the Mets' game in Arizona
``I wouldn't go that route, but that's Billy,'' Randolph said. ``Billy gets a little emotional at times. If he feels that way, it's fine. Billy doesn't speak for the team. That's just him. That's just his opinion.''
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Thumbnail Dodgers officially re-sign Jansen The Dodgers have officially re-signed Kenley Jansen to a five-year, $80 million contract.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages