Willie’s options


While the Yankees and Larry Bowa won’t be reunited this fall, I wouldn’t expect to see Willie Randolph back in the Bronx either. The former Mets manager turned down a job in DC so that he could keep his name in the running for the Milwaukee managerial opening. Considering that Willie would have become the heir-apparent in Washington, at this point, it sounds like Willie will hold out for another top slot and isn’t too keen on joining someone else’s staff.

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  • pat

    What did he have left on his mets contract 1 year? Time to chill with the family and collect checks from the wilpons while waiting to cherry pick your next job. Not too bad of a situation to be in.

    • Steve

      1 year 2.25 mil.

      I’m surprised he’s going after this job as hard as he is, he’ll likely make more sitting home next year. Yost was making 1 mil per and the Brewers are a small market team. Maybe he could get a deal for 3 years/4.5 mil or thereabouts. I guess he really wants to get back to work.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I don’t think Joe G. would be too fond of having Willie there. It would be like those Warner Brothers cartoons where one character sees the other turning into steak.

    I think Willie would be great but Joe G. knows he wants the top spot and one misstep and Joey G. could be out on his ass.

    I wish both of them the best of luck. Great respect for both men, believe both are good for the Yankee organization but I can’t see them entering into an uneasy alliance.

  • JD

    Leo Mazzone isn’t signed with a team. We should sign him to help work with our young pitchers!