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The way Willie Randolph was fired was another example of the Mets' out-of-control circus atmosphere, Buster Olney writes. Blog
ESPN.com's Rob Neyer hosted Tuesday's "That's Debatable" chat with SportsNation, where the topic was whose to blame for the Mets' mess? Willie Randolph or the front office?
• Vote: Willie to blame?
Since last Sept. 12, when the Mets had a seven-game lead in the NL East only to miss the playoffs, Willie Randolph's Mets have underachieved.
Jerry Manuel takes over as interim manager of the New York Mets for the rest of the 2008 season. A look at his career resume:
• Fourth season with Mets (bench coach since 2006)
• 500-471 record in six seasons as White Sox manager ('98-03)
• 2000 American League Manager of the Year
• Bench coach for World Series champion Marlins in 1997 under Jim Leyland