Mets lock up Willie

Omar Minaya gave Willie Randolph some job security, agreeing to terms on a 3 year, $5.65 million contract.  The contract includes a big raise for Willie this year, as he will go from making $700,000 to $1.4 million, doubling his previous salary.  Nice work, Willie, doubling the paychecks from week to week.  The move was probably a good one for the Mets, as Willie did a good job handling the clubhouse last year.  His in-game decisions will often be questioned, but I don’t think he did anything to egregious, and having your in-game decisions being questioned is part of being a manager.  Really, managers are hired to be scapegoats for the GM when things go south more than anything, and with no current signs of things going south, locking Randolph up for a few years was a good move.

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