This post comes from a post asking about Willie’s dealings with the press:
Willie doesn’t get it when it comes to dealing with the media. He didn’t learn anything from Joe Torre. He doesn’t like or trust us, and this is more on him being paranoid than anything anybody ever did to him. He’s supersensitive to criticism, and I maintain this is because he felt he was unfairly treated in previous job interviews.
Randolph has been around long enough to know what is expected from the manager and still doesn’t do the basic things.
Something simple, for example, like a set time to talk with the press. Most every manager in the major leagues talks at a set time, but not Randolph. He talks whenever he damn well pleases, and it is annoying. It’s a sign of disrespect to us, whose papers spend thousands of dollars to cover the Mets.
There will come a time when Randolph will want the benefit of doubt, but won’t get it because of how he deals with people. Randolph basically makes things harder on himself than he needs to.