Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/8/13
Pundits often say a college football coach deserves at least two years to turn a team over before anyone can honestly pass judgement.  That time provides the new coach with enough time to recruit his own players and implement his own scheme.  General managers in Major League Baseball get no such grace period.  Thus the dilemma Sandy Alderson currently finds himself in. Since taking the helm on October 29, 2010, Sandy Alderson has deconstructed the roster,  diminished its major league talent, worked to develop the farm system and effectively divided the fan base.  With that being said, if we’re playing by similar rules, only now can we begin to evaluate his handiwork. When the Mets reconvene next week, the roster will sport the new, younger and most importantly cheaper nucleus Alderson hopes can lead the franchise for the foreseeable future.  Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler lead a plethora of impressive young arms that stretch deep into the team’s farm system.  Travis d’...
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