That’s how Joel Sherman of the NY Post began his article this morning in which he asserts that this is the last year the Mets general manager gets to explain away a worsening major league product in the name of rebuilding.
The patience extended the Alderson regime, in general, is greater than most in his position receive around here. Consider Brian Cashman’s Yankees have made the playoffs 14 of his 15 years as GM, including last season when they had the AL’s best record and actually won a playoff round.
Alderson took a 79-win team that got Omar Minaya fired and turned it into a 77-win team, then a 74-win team. And it would surprise few watching the Mets this spring if they won 73 or fewer in 2013.
I agree with him and most of the fans I speak to lately, all see this season as the one where their patience in Alderson needs to pay off and start showing signs that are visible in the standings and on the field.
Alderson took over a troubled roster with some bloated contracts that are no...