The Mets will announce the hiring of Sandy Alderson at a press conference today at 2pm. He beat out Josh Byrnes for the job and I think you could call Alderson the “safe” choice. The Mets have little room for error with this hire and the reports are that Alderson is getting a 4-year contract. It’s a long term commitment to Alderson and the Mets really need to get this right.
The last two seasons have seen the Mets fall to a second league team with little for fans to get excited about. It’s Alderson’s job to change that. I don’t think it’ll be easy.
There’s some good information written about the direction that Alderson could be headed with the team:
- MLBTradeRumors – Their usual excellent work of summarizing news articles on Alderson
- ESPN– Ron Darling’s thoughts on Alderson after playing for him with the A’s
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