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Report: New York Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson Wants to Remain with Team for 2-3 More Years

February 18th, 2014 at 8:48 PM
By Mike Phillips

Since taking over as the New York Mets' General Manager after the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson was given the unenviable task of trying to rebuild the Mets into contenders. While the last three years haven't been easy to watch for Mets fans, Alderson has done a good job getting the team's finances in order and rebuilding the team's farm system. Good drafting and a couple of shrewd trades have brought the Mets' farm system from barren to a near top 10 system, a strong accomplishment. Alderson has clearly been a valuable presence in the Mets' rebuild and he reportedly wants to remain as the team's GM for another two to three years, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

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The Mets, who have gone 225-261 in Alderson's three years in charge, finally made some strides to improve the team at the major league level this winter by adding free agents Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon, and Chris Young to 87.5 million dollars worth of contracts. The Mets also remain in play for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, and if Alderson is able to add him as well the Mets will have had a fantastic offseason. Alderson's current contract with the Mets expires after the 2014 season while the team holds an option to bring him back for the 2015 season. There had been rumors circulating that Alderson could be in line to replace his friend Bud Selig as baseball's commissioner in 2015, but Puma's report would clearly counter those rumors. 

If Alderson wants to remain with the Mets for the next several seasons, it would be a big victory for them. Alderson has performed one of the most patient rebuilds the organization has ever seen, and the Mets are now loaded with young pitching talent as a result. Alderson's hitting prospects are still a few years away from the major leagues, but they all have potential (particularly Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, and Dominic Smith) to be contributors at the big league level. These next few years should see the Mets finally push towards contention for the first time since 2008, and the Mets will have Alderson to thank for that.

 

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Tags: Baseball, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Sandy Alderson

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