Willie Randolph just said he could see Aaron Heilman’s future as a closer. “I don’t see why not,” Randolph said. “He looks a lot stronger and has a good fastball. I would say that’s a possibility. A good possibility.”
However, with Billy Wagner in that role and the rotation set, Randolph said the Mets will keep him in his present role. “I don’t think anything will change,” Randolph said. “I like him the way he is.”
Of course, things could change by the end of the 2009 season, which is the last year of Wagner’s contract.