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Randolph's job in jeopardy
Silence from ownership might have spoken volumes about Willie Randolph's shaky job security yesterday. Randolph admitted he was rebuffed after reaching out to Mets owner Fred Wilpon and his son, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, to apologize personally for his racial remarks and criticism of the team's own TV network. Instead of hearing back from the Wilpons, Randolph was told in a phone call from GM Omar Minaya that Minaya was returning Randolph's call on behalf of the owners. Minaya also relayed to Randolph that the Wilpons wanted to meet with the embattled manager once the team returns from its current trip to Atlanta and Denver on Sunday night. A team spokesman repeated to reporters for the second day in a row that the Wilpons would not comment on the controversy that continues to dog Randolph in the wake of his comments and the Mets' inconsistent play. Randolph tried to downplay the snub by the Wilpons when asked about it before last night's 4-2 loss in the series finale with the Braves - completing a four-game sweep for Atlanta. "I reached out to both of them, and when I spoke to Omar after that, he said that they had gotten my call and that they would probably get back to me," Randolph said. "But I don't read anything into that." Randolph described his conversation with Minaya as positive. "He was supportive," Randolph said. "Omar and I are tight. I talk to Omar every day." If Minaya was supportive, he would appear to be one of the few people in Randolph's corner these days as the Mets hover disappointingly around .500. The biggest criticism of Randolph is that the players don't respond to his stoic, unemotional style, a knock that appeared to pick up steam with comments third baseman David Wright made in a story on the Mets' Web site after a 11-4 loss Wednesday night.

Ever since the great collapse of '07, Randolph's job should've been in jeopardy, because that was completely ridiculous.  With the great lineup that he has, his team should be doing a lot better.  I think he will be out of New York quickly if he doesnt make an extreme turnaround very very soon.

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