Orioles third base/infielders coach Willie Randolph acknowledged he was “a little disappointed” when he learned Thursday night in a telephone conversation with Orioles manager Buck Showalter that he would not be back with the club next season, “but I am always going to move forward.”
...Not renewing Randolph did not come as a surprise to club observers – and, in fact, was expected to be the primary change to Showalter’s coaching staff this offseason. Randolph was one of only two coaches to receive a one-year deal – along with Russell – last year, and his switch from bench coach to third base coach was a demotion for him and promotion for Russell, though the club attempted to spin it otherwise.
Regardless, the longtime New York Yankee said he enjoyed his time in an Orioles uniform.
“Everyone knows I want a chance to manage again, but that doesn’t change what I love to do the most, and that’s to teach winning baseball. In that way, it was enjoyable,” Randolph said. “We didn’t win as many games as we would’ve liked, but I had a chance to work with and help some young talent, and I feel like I did that.”
Posted: October 15, 2011 at 03:27 AM | 1 comment(s)
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