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Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:03:50 -0700
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Sunday, June 9, that despite sweeping personnel changes, manager Terry Collins and his staff are not in any danger. "This is not a staff issue," Alderson said of the player demotions. "This is a player issue."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:26:45 -0800
The New York Mets have not signed any free-agent pitchers to a major-league contract this offseason, but general manager Sandy Alderson continues to search for potential upgrades for their bullpen.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 01:49:40 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has said RP Frank Francisco will start the 2013 season as the team's closer, but there are other options he might be exploring. "We want to go to spring training with the best possible roster," Alderson said. "If that includes signing a major league free agent, so be it. So far, we've been unwilling to overpay for what's available."
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:06:50 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have spoken to the New York Mets about SP R.A. Dickey, an industry source confirmed, but there is no evidence of momentum for a trade between the two teams. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and his top lieutenants are expected to wait until a full picture of Dickey's trade value comes together at next week's winter meetings. The Royals are reportedly offering minor league prospects for Dickey.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:16:25 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman has been appointed to MLB's new International Talent Committee, which will study issues involving "the development and acquisition" of players and such topics as a worldwide draft and age limits for signing. Friedman is one of two GMs on the committee, along with the New York Mets' Sandy Alderson. The committee is co-chaired by players union head Michael Weiner and MLB executive VP and labor relations chief Rob Manfred.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:26:12 -0700
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team is likely done dealing after sending OF Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants. "To make a long story short, unless something extraordinary were to come up, I wouldn't rule it out. But for me personally, I'm reluctant to make many other changes. I like the group that we have," Alderson said.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 01:18:16 -0800
New York Mets SP Oliver Perez has shown more control and poise in this year's spring camp, according to The New York Daily News' Andy Martino. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson even said "nice job" to Perez as he walked off the mound.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 09:54:41 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he probably would not have even applied for his position if it weren't for commissioner Bud Selig urging him to do so, according to the New York Daily News' Peter Botte. "Probably not, and the reason was I was already working," Alderson said. "Absent (Selig) asking to go ahead and pursue this, and to some degree urging me to pursue it, I'd still be in Santo Domingo studying Spanish."
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:58:53 -0800
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is interested in bringing back former GM Omar Minaya as an advisor, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "We continue to have a good relationship," Alderson said. "At this point, [Minaya] will -- when he deems it appropriate -- give me another call and we'll see where it goes."
Sat, 04 Dec 2010 02:28:10 -0800
The New York Mets will begin interviewing candidates for the team's hitting coach vacancy, according to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger. General manager Sandy Alderson is also expected to announce the team's new scouting director and minor-league field coordinator soon and plans to have lunch with former general manager Omar Minaya during the winter meetings in Orlando next week.