Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sandy Alderson plans on 2 or 3 more years as Mets GM

Sandy Alderson is entering the final year of his contract as Mets general manager, but barring a colossal team collapse is expected to have his 2015 option picked up.

The larger question might be how much longer the 66-year-old Alderson wants to continue in the job.

According to a person close to Alderson, the GM would like to stay in his present role another two or three years, but “definitely not five.”

Alderson also has been mentioned as a potential candidate for commissioner, with Bud Selig set to retire next January, but MLB’s chief operating officer, Rob Manfred, is widely regarded as the front-runner for that position.

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, in a recent interview with MLB.com, indicated he’s happy with the job Alderson has done since taking over in October 2010.

“We’re in a better state than we’ve been, and we’re ready to move forward with the plan that Sandy put in place three years ago,” Wilpon told the website. “This is going into the fourth season of his plan, and we’re primed to take advantage of that.”

Thanks to Butch.

Repoz Posted: February 19, 2014 at 06:54 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. RMc and the Respective Punishments Posted: February 19, 2014 at 08:15 AM (#4658870)
Sandy makes plans, and God laughs.

Alderson also has been mentioned as a potential candidate for commissioner

This.
   2. Lassus Posted: February 19, 2014 at 08:36 AM (#4658880)
I dunno. I don't have strong feelings either way any more over Sandy. I guess I should, but I don't see it making a TON of difference. The Wilpons are the difference.
   3. formerly dp Posted: February 19, 2014 at 09:32 AM (#4658905)
Alderson's made some minor mistakes along the way with his FA signings, but the Beltran and Dickey trades were pretty nicely executed. Byrd was a blind squirrel pickup, but Alderson turned that nut into two potentially-useful parts. I don't know if another GM would be able to find a trade partner for Duda/Davis, but holding their cards through the winter hasn't hurt them, and generally Alderson's patience has been rewarded.
   4. Adam Starblind Posted: February 20, 2014 at 06:14 AM (#4659495)
Mets fans don't much live here anymore.
   5. Lassus Posted: February 20, 2014 at 08:48 AM (#4659516)
Yeah, I thought this thread would get more play.

In other news, the Mets aren't going to pay Drew what he wants, but apparently no one is.
   6. Publius Publicola Posted: February 20, 2014 at 09:47 AM (#4659545)
That Drew hasn't signed yet strongly suggests Boras is overplaying his hand again.
   7. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: February 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM (#4659566)
That Drew hasn't signed yet strongly suggests Boras is overplaying his hand again will still figure out a way to pull a rabbit out of his hat.

FTFY, Kevin.
   8. GregD Posted: February 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM (#4659567)
It is impossible to separate the budget problems from Sandy's performance, but my imperfect assumptions about the budget lead me to think Alderson is actually a pretty remarkable GM working under terrible conditions. if he's actually been working under favorable conditions, then obviously my judgment is wrong.

I don't understand why the Yankees haven't signed Drew and said he'll play 2nd/3rd/SS this year and SS next year; it makes me wonder if the medical reports are really terrible
   9. PreservedFish Posted: February 20, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4659583)
It is impossible to separate the budget problems from Sandy's performance, but my imperfect assumptions about the budget lead me to think Alderson is actually a pretty remarkable GM working under terrible conditions. if he's actually been working under favorable conditions, then obviously my judgment is wrong.

I would imagine that Wilpon gives him a budget, and that's more or less the end of it. He can do what he wants to do with the money.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Tuque
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(7396 - 4:50am, Jun 28)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogThe Freeze popular with MLB fans and players | MLB.com
(4 - 4:34am, Jun 28)
Last: Drexl Spivey

NewsblogAaron Judge or Cody Bellinger?
(17 - 3:59am, Jun 28)
Last: Walt Davis

Gonfalon CubsMeh
(58 - 3:25am, Jun 28)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogLive from New York, it's OMNICHATTER! for June 27, 2017
(33 - 3:04am, Jun 28)
Last: Snowboy

NewsblogIs There Still a Place for Ladies Night in Baseball?
(16 - 2:23am, Jun 28)
Last: Tin Angel

NewsblogOTP 26 June 2017: Confederations Cup shows how sports media in Russia differs from politics
(415 - 1:54am, Jun 28)
Last: DJS, the Digital Dandy

NewsblogSprint Speed shows fastest at each position | MLB.com
(35 - 1:45am, Jun 28)
Last: Alex meets the threshold for granular review

NewsblogDodgers rookie Cody Bellinger has never heard of 'Seinfeld,' teammates hilariously respond
(161 - 1:31am, Jun 28)
Last: Alex meets the threshold for granular review

NewsblogFox Sports eliminates digital writing staff in favor of promoting their debate shows
(43 - 12:10am, Jun 28)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogYankee Stadium Charity Is Called Into Question
(1 - 11:45pm, Jun 27)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogFormer Mets pitcher Anthony Young dead at 51
(9 - 11:41pm, Jun 27)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogCENTRAL PARK - JULY 1, 2017 10 AM - BBTF ANNUAL SOFTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA
(283 - 8:05pm, Jun 27)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-27-2017
(12 - 7:01pm, Jun 27)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogEverybody wins by pushing the draft back
(25 - 5:45pm, Jun 27)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

Page rendered in 0.1740 seconds
47 querie(s) executed