Sandy Alderson announced some excellent news prior to Thursday’s game with the Pirates — he is stepping down as president of the Mets.
Steve Cohen said in a statement:
“When I asked Sandy to come back to the team, it was for a defined period of time and with a specific mandate — revive our culture and this iconic franchise for our fans, partners and employees. Sandy has done those very things and more and we have begun a search for his successor. When we find that person, I have asked Sandy to continue in a new role as special advisor to me and the senior leadership team.”
I wish Alderson wold go away entirely, but this nebulous advisor job is probably the best outcome.
Alderson said in his own statement:
“For me personally and for the organization, it’s the right time for this transition. We are having a successful season, we have made several key additions to our senior leadership team and we have built a strong and forward-thinking culture. When the time comes, I am looking forward to continuing to support Steve, Alex and the organization in a new role.
Alderson will take on his new role once a new team president is hired. I hope Alderson is not part of the process of finding his successor — we know all about his hiring acumen.
Anyway, the Mets are headed to the playoffs and Sandy Alderson is headed out to pasture. Things are certainly looking up in Flushing!