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Offline EdStroud

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Alderson takes job as New York Mets GM
« Topic Start: October 29, 2010, 08:59:24 PM »
Sandy Alderson introduced as GM of New York Mets
(AP) – 2 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Alderson stepped to the podium at Citi Field, all set to talk about his latest role as Mr. Fix-it for the New York Mets.

First pitch, swing and a miss.

"I view the position of general manager of the Oakland — excuse me, of the New York Mets," he started, eliciting groans from the crowd.

Good thing for Alderson he specializes in turnarounds.

The 62-year-old former Marine and Harvard Law School graduate was introduced Friday as the 12th general manager in Mets history, taking over an underachieving team that's looking for a facelift but is loaded with question marks on and off the field. He agreed to a four-year contract with a club option for 2015.

"Getting back to being a GM is something that I really wanted to do — but under the right circumstances," Alderson said. "It's the environment, it's the city, it's the resources, it's the potential that this franchise has. All of the things that would attract someone are here."


Offline Vega

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Re: Alderson takes job as New York Mets GM
« Reply #1: October 30, 2010, 12:00:14 AM »
Link. It happens at around 1:50.


Offline mitlen

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Re: Alderson takes job as New York Mets GM
« Reply #2: October 30, 2010, 08:17:13 AM »
Oakland, the city, is what the Mets are as a team.

Offline PatsNats28

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Re: Alderson takes job as New York Mets GM
« Reply #3: October 30, 2010, 06:58:24 PM »
dammit they have a smart GM now.

Offline Potomac Cannons

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Re: Alderson takes job as New York Mets GM
« Reply #4: October 30, 2010, 06:59:19 PM »
dammit they have a smart GM now.

He doesn't know what city he's in...maybe it won't work out.