Report: Front Office Unhappy With Randolph Last Night

NEW YORK - JUNE 11:  Mike Pelfrey #34 of the New York Mets is removed from the game by manager Willie Randolph #12 in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamonbacks on June 11, 2008 at Shea Stadium in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets front office was unhappy with Willie Randolph’s decision making on two points last night:

  1. Letting Mike Pelfrey talk Randolph into pitching the ninth inning
  2. Bringing Billy Wagner into a game during the middle of an inning

Personally, I thought that the game should have been Pelfrey’s to win or lose. I understand that the five game losing streak may have influenced the decision. But Pelfrey was the best pitcher in the stadium last night and should have kept pitching. I would have allowed him to give up more than one hit before pulling him.

Rosenthal goes on to write that the Mets players understand that it’s a foregone conclusion that Randolph will be fired at some point this season. They just want to get it over with and move on to eliminate the distraction hanging over the team.

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