I’ve long been an admirer of his stoic and measured approach, his calm and patient demeanor in the face of adversity, and most of all, the confidence he exudes in his capacity to lead and forge ahead.
That he doesn’t take his marching orders from a sometimes maddening and manic fan base, but instead sticks to his convictions and trusts his exceptional acuity and instincts, sets him apart as one of the best general managers the game has ever seen.
He has a quiet demeanor that is often misunderstood and misinterpreted as being passionless, but nothing could be further from the truth. His fire burns from within.
In Sandy Alderson, the New York Mets have themselves a perfect leader who came along at the perfect time.
Leadership means devising the perfect plan and vision, finding the most efficient ways of executing those objectives, and then inspiring others to embrace and ultimately fulfill them.
The Mets are at the dawn of a new and promising era of sustainable championship caliber baseball – the likes of which the franchise has never seen.
I just wanted to extend my own personal gratitude to Sandy for taking what was once a downtrodden franchise and transforming it into the shining beacon of hope and promise that it has now become under his stewardship.
What an incredible achievement and remarkable metamorphosis. We are now the pride of New York and Major League Baseball. It’s absolutely amazing to be a Met fan right now.
I salute you, Sandy. Please get well soon.