RealClearSports
Advertisement

New GM Alderson Gives Mets Credibility

internet

The Mets conducted a strong hunt for their next general manager.

I have a quibble with allowing assistant GM John Ricco to have such an important role in picking his boss. Nevertheless, the Mets succeeded on the big-picture issues.

They brought in strong candidates. They saw the desperate need to go outside the organization for a fresh perspective. People briefed on the interviews say that important notes were struck. For example, Jeff Wilpon acknowledged what is -- at minimum -- his reputation as a meddler and micromanager. He did not harp on it and, instead, tried to explain in detail to the candidates what he believes are...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Mets Feeding Off Wright's Talent, Passion

George Willis, New York Post - May 18, 2012

David Wright pulled a Michael Jordan yesterday at Citi Field. Riddled with flu-like symptoms, he riddled the Reds yesterday, continuing a torrid season that is forcing the Mets’ hand to sign him to a contract extension... more »

Can Indians Salvage Ubaldo Jimenez?

Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer - May 5, 2012

Dan O'Dowd made it known that Ubaldo Jimenez was available; it was as much a warning as an opportunity. The Tribe knew that. Just as they know O'Dowd well. He is the team's former assistant general manager from 1988-98. He has... more »

MLB: The Art of Buying Low

Nando Di Fino, CBS Sports - May 5, 2012

Fortunes have been made on being able to figure out when it's just the right time to buy something low. Cars, stocks and bread are just a few examples. Of course, each comes with its own set of risks: the car could... more »

MLB: Week 5 Fantasy Forecaster

Tristan Cockcroft, ESPN - May 5, 2012

The Albert Pujols homerless show -- oh, and his Los Angeles Angels too -- hits the road for a pair of three-game series at ballparks with factors at polar extremes, Minnesota's Target Field and Texas' Rangers Ballpark. He has... more »