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Thanks for nothing, Tom Nieto

It's easy to blame the Mets' woes on Willie Randolph and Rick Peterson, but Page 2 knows who's really at fault. Story

Updated: June 19, 2008, 4:09 PM ET
By Howard Megdal | Special to Page 2

Lost in the media turmoil surrounding the firing of New York Mets manager Willie Randolph and pitching coach Rick Peterson was the long-overdue dismissal of first-base coach Tom Nieto. While Randolph was blamed for his failure to prevent 2007's epic collapse, and Peterson was faulted for his inability to summon decent performances from Guillermo Mota and Aaron Heilman, a careful study of the recent Mets failures clearly indicates that Nieto has been the problem.

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