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Report: Mets pick Alderson

Posted on: October 26, 2010 11:19 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:14 pm
 
Sandy Alderson The Mets will hire Sandy Alderson as their general manager, Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter ).

Heyman cites "sources" as saying Alderson is the Mets' choice.

Alderson has been seen as the favorite to take over for Omar Minaya since he first interviewed for the job. He finished his second interview on Tuesday. The other finalist was former Diamondbacks general manager Josh Byrnes.

Major League Baseball usually doesn't allow major announcements -- such as general manager or manager hires -- on the same day as World Series games, so expect this to become official on Friday, the travel day for the Rangers and Giants.

UPDATE: The New York Post 's Joel Sherman tweets that the Mets have called both Alderson and Byrnes to let them know they've made their decision.

UPDATE: An interesting tidbit from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (via Twitter ), the Mets wanted to interview Rangers GM Jon Daniels, he wanted to put off the interview until after the World Series and the Mets declined.

UPDATE: Heyman (on Twitter ) refutes Martino's report that Daniels asked the Mets to wait. Heyman says Daniels wasn't involved, as does the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant (also on Twitter ).

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

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Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 4:44 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

Andy Martino has no credibility. He's really pathetic.



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 4:38 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

Beane mentored under Aldersonand if it was for Alderson Beane would have not even been there!



Since: Jul 11, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 4:14 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

Be happy they didn't choose Byrnes.  He's a disaster.  Completely unqualified to be a GM.  He destroyed the Dbacks



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 3:17 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

Alderson is not the "moneyball" guy. Billy Beane is. Moneyball did not derive from Alderson. Dude! Don't you know anything? I suppose this is just as ignorant as when people kept calling Mark McGwire "Mark McGuire". I guess people outside of California are too busy or stupid to get things right. Good for them.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 3:11 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

I agree wiith your comments. In fact I basically had said the same things you did about Byrnes in a previous post. But I also know about Sandy Alderson since I am an A's fan and he was the GM of the A's for the late 1980's when they made 3 straight World Series appearances. Plus Sandy Alderson WAS Billy Beane before Billy Beane became the boy wonder who made miracles happen with a low budget. Beane, Epstein and the other under 45 years old GMs in MLB are really into sabermetrics. Alderson was the first GM to use it in the late 1980's.  



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 1:00 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

Mets fans, I don't know enough about Alderson to comment, but I do know quite a bit about Josh Byrnes, his competitor for the job and just knowing his performance while in AZ, YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. Byrnes would have run your team into the ground faster than you can blink, hired one of his best friends to manage the team (even though he had no legit baseball experience), and made your team even more embarrassing than it already is.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

mets suck and you fans are all dreamers ....Hhhhahahahahahahlol go texas



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 10:08 am
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

As a Padre fan, I can't wait to see what met fans think of moneyball....they are going to LOOVVVEEE it!  **Hint: sarcasm!**

Well, he'll have a lot more actual money to play moneyball with than he did in Oakland. It'll be interesting to see if he sticks with the exact same strategy, or if he allows himself to go out and get a player in free agency that he thinks fits the system well, but is expensive.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2010 8:50 am
 

Report: Mets pick Alderson

As a Padre fan, I can't wait to see what met fans think of moneyball....they are going to LOOVVVEEE it!  **Hint: sarcasm!**


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