In their annual MLB General Manager Rankings, The Sporting News has Mets GM Sandy Alderson slipping all the way to No. 23 out of 30.
Patience is a virtue, to be sure, but the Mets under Alderson have not shown great ability to do much more than add young pitching to the organizational talent pool. The lineup remains as much of a nightmare as ever, and the list of players who have been mishandled in one way or another by the organization is long, from young players like Ruben Tejada to veterans like Kyle Farnsworth to those in between like Ike Davis. The philosophy is right. The execution is troubling.
Billy Beane ranked No. 1, and rounding out the top five were Ben Cherington of the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski of the Tigers, Brian Sabean of the Giants and Andrew Friedman of the Rays.
Ruben Amaro Jr. of the Phillies was ranked as the worst GM.