Mets Pick Alderson For New GM Position

Mets Pick Alderson For New GM Position

You think I would figure my lesson the last time I wrote something about a respected source and news regarding a player, but I guess I have not. That one eventually worked out a couple of weeks later. Of course I am speaking of the Darelle Revis leak that he would sign with the Jets and then it was not until a week or so later that it happened.

This time the sources seem almost 100 percent fool-proof and many media outlets are reporting the NY Mets have chosen Sandy Alderson to fill the void at the General Manager position. This should come as no shock since any word that was being leaked within the past week or so had Alderson ahead of the pack and most importantly ahead of the other candidate who seemed to catch the Mets interest: Josh Byrnes.

Alderson comes with a great background and has shown he can put together a proven and winning organization. As General Manager of the Oakland Athletics, the team won three consecutive pennants and a World Series. He also is well-respected by his colleagues and others in MLB. Mr. Alderson was executive vice president for baseball operations in the commissioner’s office from 1998-2005. He also held the position of CEO for the Padres from 2005-2009.

Since Major League Baseball prohibits teams making announcements during game nights of the World Series, the Mets will probably announce the new hiring on Friday. The search for a new manager should start right after this since it has been the strategy of Jeff Wilpon to hire a GM and then start the Managerial search giving the power to the General Manager in regards to the search. Given what is out there and the fact a guy like Bobby Valentine may be off the table soon, this should be interesting.