I can remember hearing last August and early September the Mets' faithful hyping up their team as World Series champs. And then...the collapse. New York's historical fall yielded many analysts to question what happened. The Mets 138-million dollar payroll couldn't finish the regular season off and go into the post season. We'll never know surely, but in that locker room, the Mets' players got complacent. They heard all the talk about them and they couldn't close the deal. Unfortunately, if a team loses like they did and then starts the next season with a .500 record, someone has to go. And it had to be Willie Randolph. The players have to take some of the blame, but after how they started last year and the way they've been since that collapse, Randolph had to be the fall guy.