"It's not a surprise at all," Randolph told reporters. "To me, I figured he'd make it anyway."
Woodward is wearing No. 4 in camp, an extremely low number that signals he is being considered. If he makes the club, it could likely spell the end of Joe McEwing's days in a Mets uniform.
McEwing has a guaranteed $500,000 contract for 2005, but GM Omar Minaya could attempt to pull off a deal before Opening Day - the St. Louis Cardinals would be likely targets, as manager Tony LaRussa has always been an unabashed McEwing fanatic.