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Randolph Fired, Wang Out Until September

Sports in New York are in a frenzy this morning, waking up to news involving both of their baseball teams. Perhaps of more interest to Red Sox fans, Yankees ace Chien-Ming Wang‘s foot injury is worse than originally thought. While running the bases in the 13-0 victory over the Astros in Houston, Wang suffered a foot injury orginally slated to cost him six weeks. Now, new tests revealed a partially torn tendon in his sprained right foot. He’s out until at least September, and perhaps the season.

Across the city, Mets GM Omar Minaya fired manager Willie Randolph and two other coaches for the team’s poor performance. The Mets are currently 34-35, but hold a $138 million payroll so I don’t blame the Mets for the move. Randolph was also at the helm during the worst regular season collapse in the history of baseball, when the Phillies zoomed ahead and grabbed the NL East title after the Mets led for the whole season. Former White Sox manager Jerry Manuel will take over duties on an interim basis.

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4 comments for “Randolph Fired, Wang Out Until September”

  1. What’s missing from this story is that the New York Mets sent out a press release about the firing at 3:14am eastern time, two hours after the team BEAT the Angels.

    It’s a disgraceful act by the Mets who fired their manager and two coaches in the middle of the night on the west coast. Reports are that the Mets basically told them to find their own way home.

    Everyone knew Randolph was probably out the door, so why did the Mets let him travel cross country and fire him anyways? Pathetic statement out the Mets organization and GM Omar Minaya.

    Posted by Jeff | June 17, 2008, 1:06 pm
  2. You should see the New York papers today ripping apart the Mets organization for the classless act.

    Posted by Dave | June 17, 2008, 3:29 pm
  3. Wang out until September? Becareful man! You can get arrested for that…

    Posted by Duma | June 18, 2008, 12:13 pm
  4. Yeah and the Yankees will be hanging out with their Wang out for most of the season

    Posted by KC | June 18, 2008, 8:58 pm

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