They said it would get done and it has, with the Mets and manager Willie Randolph reaching agreement on a three-year contract extension that would pay him $2 million a year. Randolph said all along he wasn’t worried about going into spring training with lame duck status.
The announcement is to be made tomorrow.
Talks had lagged, but getting this done now would eliminate a distraction the team did not need in spring training. Contract extensions have a way of disrupting a team’s chemistry and this is something the Mets did not need.
Omar Minaya said he would take care of business and he has. This is the kind of move winning teams make.