The Mets will announce Willie Randolph’s three-year extension today in a press conference in Manhattan.
He’ll get $2 million a season.
All those years I covered the Yankees I always thought Randolph would get his chance and he’s made the most of it. He should have been the NL Manager of the Year in 2006 for simply winning in NY for the first time, and doing it with a patchwork rotation. Remember, this is a guy who never managed before and had no experience with pitchers, but plugged in guys to the rotation and juggled the bullpen.
However, this season is where he’ll really earn his money because the expectations are so high. And, there’s nothing like expectations in NY.