Alderson Favored For Mets GM Job

Sandy Alderson is "the overwhelming favorite" to become the next Mets GM, writes Mike Puma of the New York Post.  A source with knowledge of the hiring process told Puma Alderson is "close to a slam dunk" for the position.  His source adds that Alderson has the votes of Jeff and Fred Wilpon and only needs the approval of team president Saul Katz.  Puma speculates that Alderson's hiring could be announced on Friday, a World Series travel day.

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News agrees that Alderson is the favorite and also speculates on a Friday announcement.  Martino says Rangers GM Jon Daniels is no longer being considered for the Mets job.

Alderson, 63 next month, served as GM of the Athletics from 1983 through the 1997.  He later worked in the commissioner's office and for the Padres.

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7 Comments on "Alderson Favored For Mets GM Job"

4 years 10 months ago

BOBBY V!!!!!!!

4 years 10 months ago

As GM? Umm, no.

4 years 10 months ago

Beginning of a new look franchise, coming to a life near you.

John Gyna
4 years 10 months ago

I really hope so. Enough is enough. Nothing but heartache for years now.

4 years 10 months ago

If Daniels or Friedman are not interested/available, Alderson is the least risky candidate of those that are left, however at 63 he is not going to be there for the long haul and may last only a couple of years.

4 years 10 months ago

I hope the Daniels “rumors” end soon. I’m so tired of them. Yeah, it’s nice that he’s from Queens and was a Met fan growing up. Omar Minaya was, too. It’s not as if he’s had yearly success with the Rangers either.

4 years 10 months ago

Great News.