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Mets Morning News: Sandy Says

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Meet the Mets

Sandy Alderson spoke to the media today at the GM meetings on Tuesday, and it was interesting to say the least.

Alderson first said that the President of Baseball Operations job being in New York City was a deterrent to candidates, and that it isn’t because people do not want to work for owner Steve Cohen, though that has been addressed. He also admitted that in this point in the search, the Mets are looking only for a GM for the second straight year, and not a POBO.

Alderson pointed out that he does not believe his own involvement will be an issue when it comes to hiring a candidate.

Alderson also said former GM Zack Scott did an excellent job in his time with the Mets while the folks over at The Athletic detailed what happened between the Mets and Scott.

Former Nationals assistant GM Adam Cromie is one of the candidates in the mix to interview for the Mets GM job.

Joel Sherman writes that the Mets can look at Yankees history as an example for their own GM search.

David Lennon says that by now, no one should be surprised at the spinning Sandy Alderson has done and that he has ended up as the defacto President of Baseball Operations once again.

Around the National League East

Bryce Harper won the Hank Aaron Award in the National League.

The Nationals arrive at the GM meetings in an unfamiliar position.

Chipper Jones thinks the odds of Freddie Freeman leaving the Braves are pretty low.

Around Major League Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was awarded the AL Hank Aaron Award.

Andrew Friedman, president of the Dodgers, explained his decision not to offer the QO to Clayton Kershaw.

Chaim Bloom sees Kyle Schwarber as a fit for the Red Sox and that he could potentially return to the team in free agency.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos looked at how the Mets’ failure to sign Kumar Rocker will impact their free agency plans this offseason.

I reviewed Brandon Nimmo’s 2021 season.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to former Mets GM Omar Minaya!