Earlier today, we learned that the Mets would pick up general manager Sandy Alderson's 2015 option and are finalizing an extension with him. Hired after the 2010 season, Alderson's best trait to date has been his ability to acquire significant minor league players in trades for veterans with expiring contracts: Noah Syndergaard, Wuilmer Becerra, and Travis d'Arnaud for R.A. Dickey, Zack Wheeler for Carlos Beltran, and Vic Black and Dilson Herrera for Marlon Byrd and John Buck.
His tenure has not been perfect, of course, as several of his free agent acquisitions and the trade that sent Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants did not pan out. But there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel now, especially if David Wright's season this year can be chalked up largely to his injured shoulder.
Believe it or not, Alderson is the twelfth general manager in Mets history.
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