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Sandy Alderson
Richard Lynn Alderson
Born: November 22, 1947 at Seattle, Wash.

Sandy Alderson was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on October 29, 2010.

Non-playing roles with Mets
  • General Manager 2010 - 2014

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October 29, 2010
Listening to Alderson's hiring press conference and thought I'd look him up here. Way to be on top of things...he's been the GM for less than 20 minutes and already has a page here!

He just said a "fiery manager may be the right choice" for the Mets right now, "with or without experience." Well, that is Wally Backman, so in a few weeks we'll see if he was just trying to appease us Mets fans who want Wally with these opening remarks or he is the new manager.

Gets By Buckner
November 3, 2010
Welcome to NY Sandy. Now let's put a winner on the field!!!

Larry Hagman
November 15, 2010
Somehow, I don't have a good feeling about him. He wants to trade all the star players and what will that bring? 55 wins at best in 2011? It'll make Oafmar look like a genius!

And why was the commissioner's office so quick to get rid of him? Naturally, the Mets get him, right? He'll be like the Art Howe of GM's...oh wait, he hired him in Oakland.

February 17, 2011
I also don't have a good feeling about him. I saw him on Mike Francesca recently talking about the Mets and the future, and I find it off-putting how he calls the team a "product." I'm glad he's trying to put a good "product" on the field, but I'd rather hear him speak about improving the "team's competitiveness." Speaking about "product" reminds me too much of Al Harazin and the Wilpon's wanting to make the team more family oriented.

Hendu Schneck
May 29, 2011
Looks like Selig brought him in to try to run the club for Wilpon on a shoestring. I doubt he'll stick around after Wilpon's gone to build an actual winner. He'll probably be the hatchet man who'll try to make the best out of the unpopular moves needed to keep Wilpon on the throne.

Mets fans will probably remember him as a liquidator rather than builder.

July 27, 2012
It has to be said: Sandy has not done a good job so far.

Shickhaus Franks
December 27, 2012
I was very conflicted about Sandy trading R.A. Dickey to Toronto because he could've traded Gee but here's hoping that the trade works out for both teams. There is an old saying: "In order to save a village, you have to burn it."

Quality Met
November 6, 2015
Sandy deserves much of the credit for the Mets' successful 2015 season. The team that won a National League championship was comprised mostly of players that came out of its own minor league system. Some of them were Mets draft picks while others like Noah Syndergaard and Travis d'Arnaud came to the team while still at lower levels. Building from within is the best method for any sports franchise to be successful over a long period of time. Despite the World Series defeat, the Mets should be continuous pennant contenders with the way it's been put together by Sandy.

On another note, the last team before the Royals to win a Series after losing it the previous year was Sandy's own 1989 Oakland Athletics. Could the 2016 Mets be the next?

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