Report: Mets give Randolph new deal
01/24/2007 9:00 PM ET
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
NEW YORK -- The Mets and manager Willie Randolph have reportedly reached an agreement on a new three-year contract.
The New York Daily News reported on its Web site on Wednesday night that Randolph will get a significant raise for the 2007 season, when his original contract was set to expire. The contract will include the 2008 and '09 seasons, with a club option for 2010.
The Daily News cited a source familiar with the negotiations, and the club has yet to acknowledge the agreement.
The newspaper report said that Randolph will get a raise from the $700,000 he was set to make this season, and the salary could grow to at least $2 million by the 2009 season.
Randolph guided the Mets to within one win of the 2006 World Series, losing the decisive Game 7 of the National League Championship Series to the Cardinals after sweeping the Dodgers in the NL Division Series. He led the club, whose pitching staff was ravaged by injuries throughout the season, to a 97-65 record and first place in the NL East by 12 games over the runner-up Phillies.
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