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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Empty vows, Alderson back-stab: Inside Mets’ GM search mess

But what is 180 degrees for the Mets? Fred Wilpon feels they got too analytical under Alderson — a sentiment not shared in the industry. But how does being too analytical jibe with what Jeff said in that end-of-year media briefing, that Alderson recommended not enlarging one of the smallest analytic departments in the majors? How can you be too analytical and yet have a tiny analytics department? And, by the way, don’t you think some good candidates noticed that Jeff put this on Alderson’s plate and also said his regime did not want to spend heavily on free agents?

Lack of appreciation/accountability from ownership also is not going to draw the best and brightest. Alderson brought stability and a strong public face at the worst of times for these owners (think Madoff), steered the Mets to an NL title, did not leave the cupboards bare of talent and — for goodness’ sake — is battling cancer. Do you think this ingratitude is not a talking point within the game?

Jim Furtado Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:09 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: October 16, 2018 at 04:29 PM (#5767928)
The one thing constant in the Mets dysfunction:

The Wilpons.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: October 16, 2018 at 04:36 PM (#5767933)
Hearing the same exact #### as back when they hired Minaya.
   3. Adam Starblind Posted: October 17, 2018 at 09:06 PM (#5769523)
Dave Littlefield??? For chrissake...
   4. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: October 18, 2018 at 12:05 AM (#5769819)
Alderson did not do a better job than Minaya.
   5. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 18, 2018 at 06:58 AM (#5770070)
The one thing constant in the Mets dysfunction:

The Wilpons.

Wilpon's dream is to be the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers

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