October 28, 2010 the Mets’ General Manager search came to an end. With the franchise in deep financial trouble with a $1billion lawsuit pending, the Mets (and probably MLB) reached out and hired Sandy Alderson.
For some of us that was a good day. Alderson whether we want to admit it or not is very highly regarded in Major League Baseball.
I’m a supporter of Sandy Alderson because it’s in my best interest as a fan to support him and hope he does a good job.
Not everybody is perfect though. As we look ahead to 2013, I want to take a look at 5 things the Mets under Alderson’s watch did that perhaps hurt the franchise more than helped it.
#1 Jose Reyes
This situation was handled poorly by everybody involved. However, the buck has to start and stop with Sandy Alderson. Just because I feel like Reyes wanted to be a Marlin, doesn’t mean Alderson should have let him walk away.
In truth, Alderson should have extended a similar offer to Reyes and made it public. If Reyes wanted to leave (whic...