This is one of the few articles on the Randolph firing that isn't nonsense, and that anecdote at the beginning is telling. I first thought it might be Wagner, since he's obviously the most mercurial personality on the team, and is a "veteran", but Wagner has been great this year (the last few appearances notwithstanding). It was probably Delgado.
Now Carlos obviously isn't the most outgoing, fun guy in the world, but he's never been known as a notorious asshole in the Sheffield or Kent mold, so it got me wondering who the hell ever thought Randolph was capable of managing a MLB frachise. He lost everyone on the team save David Wright (who would probably be happy to play for Kim Jong-Il) and never showed an ounce of sense as a tactician. My best guess is that the Mets hired him for his "winning intangibles" and his "New York" personality or some shit like that without once considering if he had the personality to handle the egos of major league players.
Look, the way the Randolph situation was handled was piss-poor, but the guy should never have been managing in the first place. It all comes back to a front office that has no idea what it's doing.