This guy doesn’t need much of an introduction in New York. Willie Randolph had an All-Star career in New York with the Yankees. He was a five-time All Star while in the Bronx. Willie also won a World Series as a player (1977). He hit .275 in 13 years as a member of the Yankees. He was also a consistent fielder, never letting his fielding percentage go below .975.
Don’t forget his time as a coach with the Yankees, by the way. Remember he was on the Yankees bench for 11 years, winning four World Series titles alongside Joe Torre. Randolph knows what it takes to win in the Bronx. He has been a winner whenever he has been here. He has won a title as a player and a coach. If Girardi can win one as a player, coach, and manager, why not Willie?
Since being let go by the Mets, Randolph has not gotten a second bite of the managerial apple yet. Why not? It’s hard to say. He was an over .500 manager in Queens. Publicly, anyone around Willie Randolph loves him. It is not as if he doesn’t know the landscape in New York. He can get it done. Is it high time for a reunion in the Bronx?