|Willie Randolph to manage Mets next season after historic slide|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 02 October 2007 09:20|
General manager Omar Minaya made the announcement Tuesday, ending speculation that Randolph might be fired despite signing a contract extension before this season.
New York went 5-12 down the stretch, squandering its big lead in the NL East and missing the playoffs entirely. The Mets became the first major league team that failed to finish in first place after owning a lead of seven games or more with 17 remaining. New York, which had that margin on Sept. 12, also matched the largest lead blown in September.
``It's been tough sleeping the last couple of nights,'' Randolph said.