Per Yahoo: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns
Several hours after the Mets win in Anaheim, the team announced that Willie Randolph had been fired as manager, and several of his coaches were being let go as well. Jerry Manuel takes over, but only gets the "interim manager" title, and the rest of the coaching staff will be repopulated from the Mets' Triple-A team.
I'll leave the "Hey, let's see if we can't trade them the rights to Dusty" jokes to others. I'll just comment that this struck me as hilarious because it was just 3 hours ago that I watched "Baseball Tonight" and they had a roundtable about how they all agree that the danger had passed in Queens, and that it was clear that Randolph or his staff are doing a fine job, and how Mets management needs to call a team meeting to tell everybody that nobody's getting fired, not the manager, not the first base coach, nobody, so that the team could just get on with its business with no further distractions.