The Milwaukee Brewers hired former New York Mets manager Willie Randolph as bench coach this weekend. The 54-year old Randolph was fired by the Mets on June 17. The Mets went 302-253 under his watch, and his .544 winning percentage ranks second to Davey Johnson (.588) in Mets history.
Ken Macha was hired Oct. 30 as the manager, taking over for Dale Sveum who finished the season as the Brewers interim manager. Randolph and Bob Brenly were both finalists for the job before the Brewers decided on Macha.
Randolph said that he called Macha to congratulate him and catch up on old times. Macha offered him the bench coach job about four hours later.
Randolph is reportedly in contention for the vacant managers job in Seattle and he has an agreement with the Brewers that if he gets another managerial offer, he can take it.