Alderson: “I Don’t Think Jose Ending Up Anywhere Outside Of Queens Is Ideal”

Here is some real news on Jose Reyes. I say real because unlike the last few days of jet-fueled speculation, the following quotes are straight from Sandy Alderson himself.

The following quotes are not from Mets people, people with knowledge of the situation, team insiders, a rival GM, or any other sources cited on MetsBlog or WFAN.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is currently at the GM Meetings and minced no words while talking to reporters about Jose Reyes. Lets begin with this one, my favorite:

“I don’t think Jose ending up anywhere outside of the borough of Queens is ideal.”

The man charged with putting the organization back on the road to sustainable success said that he has remained in contact with Jose Reyes’ representatives and is completely tuned in to everything that is going on.

“The goal is to stay on top of events as they develop,” he said. “That ’s one important goal of the next three or four days, is to further understand what other clubs are thinking.”

The cool and calm GM is brilliant in how he is playing his hand and despite the rants of some fans who wish for him to show all his cards, Alderson in unswayed and committed to his strategy.

“I don’t want to give you the false impression that we or they are anywhere along a road,” said general manager Sandy Alderson. “I still think it’s early, notwithstanding all the background noise from the last week.”

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful we have a general manager who doesn’t make moves based on what the lunatic fringe are screaming about on any given day.

The quotes used in this post were courtesy of Anthony DiComo of