Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been named the Major League Executive of the Year by Baseball America. Hired after the 2010 season by the Mets, Alderson hadn't had a winning season with the team until this year. But the Mets went 90-72 in the regular season, won the National League East, and made it to the World Series, where they lost to the Kansas City Royals.
Last offseason was a relatively quiet one for the team, as Michael Cuddyer, John Mayberry Jr., and Sean Gilmartin were Alderson's most significant acquisitions. But during the season, Alderson traded for Kelly Johnson, Juan Uribe, Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Clippard, and Addison Reed as the Mets made their playoff push. On top of that, Michael Conforto, the Mets' first round pick under Alderson, and Noah Syndergaard, who Alderson acquired as part of the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, were successful in their major league debuts with the team.