Alderson who has been signed to a 4 year contract, was actually endorsed as a candidate by MLB commissioner Bud Selig which ultimately secured him the job. His first tasks as METS general manager will be to choose a manager. Next he'll need to settle the team's list of pressing baseball operations issues, including Hisanori Takahashi's impending free agency and Jose Reyes' 2011 contract option. With eight players being owed more than $111 million next season, Alderson feels the Mets may not improve much until after next season, at which point they will gain enormous financial flexibility.
Here's hoping the next 4 years are AMAZIN'