Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/17/13
If you are a listener of sports talk radio, it has been impossible over the past week to listen and not hear some host and/or caller mock Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson for telling fans to be patient. The formula is simple; cite some play or statistic that shows how dreadful the Mets have been this season, then say, “but Sandy Alderson says they’re almost there,” followed by a hearty laugh. It fits perfectly with the New York media’s favorite storyline that the Mets are a hapless organization that doesn’t know it’s rear-end from a hole in the ground.  The latest example of this is New York Daily News Mets beat writer and noted clown Andy Martino’s article claiming that top prospect Zack Wheeler won’t be able to handle the pressure of New York, despite never having pitched a game there yet. That narrative might have been true three years ago under the Minaya regime, but what Alderson has brought this team is a level-headed executive who makes decisions based on a long-term plan...
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