The Mets announced that general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer (via Newsday’s Marc Carig). Alderson will undergo eight to 12 weeks of chemotherapy and miss the upcoming Winter Meetings, according to the club. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin tweets that he will continue his duties as GM of the team, however.
Alderson, 68, was named general manager of the Mets following the 2010 season and has played a vital role in the Mets’ return to contention and, in 2015, to the World Series. Alderson’s personal health, however, is clearly a far more important matter than his lengthy and impressive track record as a baseball executive.
MLBTR expresses its best wishes to the Mets organization, the friends and family of Alderson, and of course to Alderson himself as we join the baseball community in hoping for a speedy recovery.