Alderson Expected to Sign Two-Year Extension

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News is reporting that Sandy Alderson is expected to sign a two-year extension soon to remain the New York Mets general manger.

Alderson has a lot of work to do with rebuilding a roster that fell flat on its face in a disappointing 2017 season and also has to fill out a coaching staff that will include a new manager and pitching coach.

The needs on the field for the Mets could be a second and third baseman, outfielder, at least one starter that can eat innings and a back-end of the bullpen arm.

Original Post – October 2

Speaking to reporters following Sunday’s 11-0 loss to the Phillies, Sandy Alderson confirmed that he will remain as general manager of the Mets through at least next season.

Alderson, 69, has been with the Mets since the 2010 season when he hired Terry Collins. This was an especially grueling season in which the Mets finished with the 6th worst record in the Major Leagues.

“It’s been a disappointing season,” Alderson told reporters. “We have more in us. I personally take a lot of responsibility for unmet expectations. I am happy to have the opportunity to try to correct that. Any season is a challenge and a season following like this one will be challenging.”

“Leadership is probably the most critical aspect of  a manager’s resume,” Alderson said of his search for who will be just the second manager in his tenure. “Leadership comes from professional competence, it comes from what I call personal excellence. What we’re looking for and as we were looking for when Terry was hired, we’re looking at the ability to do the job as a professional, as a manager at the major league level. As well as the personal qualities that will allow a competent manager to sustain relationships over a period as long as seven years.”

Alderson said he would be making final decisions about the coaching staff, most notably pitching coach Dan Warthen, in the coming days. As for the players he will target this offseason, this is what he had to say.

“The starting pitching has to come back, I like where we sit preliminary with the bullpen, probably need another bat or too,” Alderson said. “I am excited to see what’s going to be out there.”

Since starting as general manager in 2010, Alderson has had many shining moments culminating in the Mets going from one of the worst teams in the Majors to appearing in two straight playoffs, including making it to the World Series in 2015.
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