I know, I know....this should be a Fan(take your pick), but since there is no way to do a poll, I have to put here. I'll take it down if people ask me to.
Conspiracy theory number 1:
When the Mets started to sputter, Alderson knew he had to move, made a few calls, got some offers that he needed to run by ownership (because it would have meant taking on salary), and ownership said no.
Conspiracy theory number 2:
Alderson, on his own, decided to see how things would play out and is now paying the price with a public relations nightmare. Miguel Batista is now his landscaper.
Conspiracy theory number 3:
Alderson, on his own, decided to see how things would play out and is now making plans to address the "one or two" shortcomings of this team. Manny Acosta is now attending landscaping school.
Conspiracy theory number 4:
Jeffy showed up at Alderson's house demanding that he TRAID everyone for everyone else. Alderson slapped him a few times and said "we ain't got nobody we can TRAID, go back to your bowl of cheerios"