The Brewers decided not to bring back manager Ken Macha following a very disappointing 77-85 season. Randolph is the Brewers bench coach, and along with hitting coach Dale Sveum, would be considered one the favorites if the Brewers decide to hire within the organization. The 60-year-old Macha was 157-167 in two losing seasons following Milwaukee's first postseason appearance in 26 years. The club confirmed the decision not to exercise its option Monday. This comes on the same day the Mets decided not bring back Randolph's replacement with the Mets, Jerry Manuel, and to relieve the man who fired Randolph, GM Omar Minaya, of his duties. The Brewers should give Randolph a second opportunity to manage. He was screw by Omar Minaya and the Wilpons. Randolph interviewed for the Brewers managing position after the 2008 season, but Milwaukee chose Macha, Whose tenure ended on Sunday. Willie Randolph should have been the Brewers manager from the very start.
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