Sunday, October 31, 2010

METS new GM is a retired MARINE!

WELCOME SANDY ALDERSON!  As a Mets fan I'm bursting with excitement!  Is it April yet?  I know that as a retired Marine Sandy Alderson will whip this team into shape.  Hopefully this is the spark the organization needed to put the past two season far out of our minds.  During his 15 years with the Oakland A's Alderson assembled a team that won four division titles, three pennants and one World Series from 1983-97. 
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'

Sandy Alderson is the 12th general manager in Mets history.
George Weiss 1962-66
Bing Devine 1967
Johnny Murphy 1968-69
Bob Sheffing 1970-74
Joe McDonald 1975-79
Frank Cashen 1980-91
Al Harazin 1992-93
Joe McIlvaine 1993-97
Steve Phillips 1997-2003
Jim Duquette 2003-04
Omar Minaya 2004-10
Sandy Alderson 2010-

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