Mets To Hire Sandy Alderson

The Mets are set to hire Sandy Alderson as their new general manager, sources have told Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman (via Twitter).  Heyman adds (in another tweet) that the hiring could be announced on Friday, the first off-day of the World Series.

Alderson and former Arizona GM Josh Byrnes were the two finalists for the position and both men conducted follow-up interviews with the Mets over the last two days.  Alderson, 62, has been considered the favorite for the last week, and indeed seems to have been a top candidate ever since his name was first mentioned in connection with the job.

Alderson was general manager of the Athletics from 1983 to 1997, capturing three AL pennants and the 1989 World Series championship during his tenure in Oakland.  He spent eight years as Major League Baseball's executive VP for baseball operations, four years as CEO of the Padres organization and most recently has been working for MLB to investigate drug use and identity fraud among Dominican prospects.  MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith recently profiled Alderson and the influence that he has had on baseball over the last three decades.


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YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 10 months ago

Wilpon’s didn’t elect the bargain in Byrnes. things are already looking up for the Mets in my book because of that.

CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

I’m suddenly very excited for this offseason.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Great Success!

4 years 10 months ago

Congratulations to Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets. Sandy’s both talented and a great guy.

Tim Valencia
4 years 10 months ago

i believe he is talented. But great guy…… had to listen to him in SD for 4 years, rubbed alot of people the wrong way

Tim Valencia
4 years 10 months ago

i believe he is talented. But great guy…… had to listen to him in SD for 4 years, rubbed alot of people the wrong way

start_wearing_purple
4 years 10 months ago

SPAN will be jumping for joy in 3… 2… 1…

studio179
4 years 10 months ago

Anyone who likes good baseball moves will be jumping for joy.

CitizenSnips
4 years 10 months ago

God forbid one of the most knowledgeable posters on this blog actually wants to see some progress of a baseball team.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

*Jump*

4 years 10 months ago

Terrific hire… I can see the dawn.

MetsEventually
4 years 10 months ago

Is that…a sunrise in Queens?

Emanny
4 years 10 months ago

Ask Fred Wilpon.

Louweegie272
4 years 10 months ago

I like this hire, I wonder how much his success in Oakland with Canseco & McGuire was due to the PED past? “Small ball” was not played there and that is exactly what you need in gigantic Citifield.

strikethree
4 years 10 months ago

Long overdue.

4 years 10 months ago

Wait……..did Fred Wilpon actually do something right??

Will_Clarks_Gauchos
4 years 10 months ago

He had great success with the A’s. He’ll be great for the Mets.

studio179
4 years 10 months ago

Great hire for the Mets!

Just_MLB
4 years 10 months ago

Now that Fred has made the right move, the next step for them ( and for Met fans ) is to be PATIENT.

the 2011 mets are not going to win 100 games and run away with the division. They probably will keep Castillo/Perez/Beltran ( to much of the crowd’s dismay ) at least until Spring Training ( for Castillo/Perez ). Unless Beltran can bring back some young controllable talent, he probably stays as well ( at least til the All-Star break ).

I’m just hoping Jeff doesn’t start his nonsense in 2012/2013 if the mets dont win a chip.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 10 months ago

If Beltran plays better than expected, absoloutley trade him

davengmusic
4 years 10 months ago

wow…optimism. i completely forgot what that was like coming from the mets for a long while.

davengmusic
4 years 10 months ago

wow…optimism. i completely forgot what that was like coming from the mets for a long while.

MetsEventually
4 years 10 months ago

Now for Backman and Lee and Grienke and a pony and a new car and a pool and a puppy and and and

MetsEventually
4 years 10 months ago

Now for Backman and Lee and Grienke and a pony and a new car and a pool and a puppy and and and

4 years 10 months ago

Am I wrong for dreaming of this scenario?

Beltran is traded…around 8 mil is paid off his remaining 18.5 by the Mets
Mets sign Carl Crawford for 6 years 100 mil (around 17 per as an estimate)
Mets sign Orlando Hudson for 2 years 9-10 mil (or maybe he’ll sign another one year deal)
Trade for a good, but not great starter. Perhaps Mejia for Garza?
Sign a solid setup man (Benoit, Downs, etc.)

4 years 10 months ago

I have been saying I would trade Bay (the good Bay who was a Pirate and Red Red) for a bag of balls if it meant they got Crawford

4 years 10 months ago

Am I wrong for dreaming of this scenario?

Beltran is traded…around 8 mil is paid off his remaining 18.5 by the Mets
Mets sign Carl Crawford for 6 years 100 mil (around 17 per as an estimate)
Mets sign Orlando Hudson for 2 years 9-10 mil (or maybe he’ll sign another one year deal)
Trade for a good, but not great starter. Perhaps Mejia for Garza?
Sign a solid setup man (Benoit, Downs, etc.)

Russell Mania
4 years 10 months ago

“has been working for MLB to investigate drug use and identity fraud among Dominican prospects.”

Talk about cleaning up after Omar Minaya hahahahahaha

4 years 10 months ago

DOES THIS MEAN NO BOBBY V????? :(