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Steve Cohen hires Sandy Alderson as Mets team president

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The deal is contingent on Cohen receiving approval from other MLB owners.

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Steve Cohen has hired Sandy Alderson to be the Mets’ team president, a role that would have Alderson heading up both baseball and business operations, pending the approval of Cohen’s purchase of the Mets by his would-be fellow Major League Baseball owners.

In a statement, Cohen said, “If I am fortunate enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic franchise, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets and will oversee all Mets baseball and business operations. I am excited to have Sandy in a key leadership role with the Mets if my purchase of the team is approved. Lets’ Go Mets!”

Alderson was, of course, the Mets’ general manager for several years, starting in the role late in 2010 and staying in it until he took a leave of absence for health reasons in 2018 and ultimately didn’t return. The Mets hired Brodie Van Wagenen to replace him following the 2018 season.