Willie Freed: How will Mets respond?

Well, Willie Watch '08 has finally come to a conclusion. I think we all remember the last time an under-achieving National League East squad fired a manager mid-season, so it'll be interesting to see how this particular move affects the Mets.

For future reference:

Record when Randolph fired: 34-35

Standing in NL East: T-3rd

Games out of first: 6.5

Batting average: .257 (ninth in NL)

Home runs : 60 (12th)

ERA: 4.14 (8th)

Runs: 331 (6th)