All I could say about today’s press conference is that Sandy Alderson had me at hello.
You would have figured with all the pomp and circumstance at Citi Field today that our new GM, Sandy Alderson would have been lost in the shuffle. But no , the Harvard educated,Marine veteran of the Vietnam conflict pulled no punches during his press conference. He admitted that the the Mets participation in the free agent market would be limited at best and it was possible that it might be hard for some crappy contracts might be impossible to move. But with his voice unwavering he sounded like a man possessed. A man who likes to take on challenges no matter how daunting they are. He will pick the best candidate for the managerial job , whether is is Backman, Hurdle, Gibbons or whoever he feels can whip this team into shape. He will surround himself with the best scouts and advisers. He will kick ass and take names later. In other words he is the anti Omar !!
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Happy birthday R. A. Dickey !! You were the biggest surprise of the ’10 season, and a pleasant one at that. I promise never to doubt you again (1974) .
Clubhouse cancer from the ’04 team, Karim Garcia is 35(1975) .
New York Mets traded utility-man, Ken Boswell to the Houston Astros for outfielder, Bob Gallagher on October 29, 1974.
Rubber armed pitcher, Pedro Astacio was granted free agency on October 29, 2003.
Past his prime power hitting outfielder, Shawn Green was granted free agency on October 29, 2007.
Mo Vaughn wants to be Sandy Alderson’s human shield !!!