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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
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   1. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball 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. Stormy 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.

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