Open Mic: The Mets Not Meeting Expectations, Give Willie Randolph a Break

Josh PropeCorrespondent IJune 16, 2008

The Mets this season have been anything but spectacular. All eyes were on the Mets at the beginning of the season with promises of an NL Pennant.

With the additions of Johan Santana, Abraham Nunez, and Jorge Sosa to name a few, the Mets' season looked to be one for the ages.

With all of the talent that the Mets' roster holds it seems that Willy Randolph doesn't know how to handle it all. With the fire power of the pitching staff and the pop of the lineup, the Mets should be well over .500, right?

The Mets are currently 33-35 and 6.5 games back from the lead for the NL East. The Mets have shown no sign that they are going to pick up the paceeven by the all-star breakto try to come back and take their ever so competitive division.

But who is to blame for the Mets not preforming well this season?

I think that if you ask around Mets nation you will find a common denominatorWillie Randolph.

The manager can't get on the field and make his players perform the way he wants them tobut, Willie can do everything in the book as far as managing goes.

No matter how well he manages, it is up to the players to preform at a high level.