Latest Sandy Alderson News

Easy math: Showalter pledges Mets to lead, lean on analytics

Dec. 21, 2021 16:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before Buck Showalter had access to analytics departments and all their graphs, spreadsheets and heat maps, he had his wife, Angela, hand-drawing spray charts to inform defensive positioning for the 1987 Fort Lauderdale Yankees in the Class A Florida State League. ...

Mets to introduce Buck Showalter as manager Tuesday via Zoom

Dec. 20, 2021 23:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter will be introduced as the New York Mets' manager Tuesday. The team said Monday evening in a press release that Showalter agreed to a three-year contract to become the 24th manager in Mets history. A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon...

New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as manager

Dec. 18, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter is back on the bench in New York. Nearly 30 years since making his name in pinstripes, Showalter has been hired as manager of the Mets as he returns to the Big Apple to take over his fifth major league team. The former New York Yankees...

Eppler, joining Mets, embraces return to `intimidating' NYC

Nov. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Eppler embraced the bright lights of the big city, promising on his first day as Mets general manager to pursue pricey free agents and create a perennial World Series contender. Hired late Thursday by owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy...

Eppler gets 4-year deal to become Mets general manager

Nov. 18, 2021 22:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally found a general manager, hiring Billy Eppler in a move announced Thursday night following their long and ridiculed search. Eppler was fired as GM of the Los Angeles Angels a little more than a year ago after five unsuccessful...

AP source: Mets, Eppler near 4-year GM deal

Nov. 17, 2021 22:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets were close to completing a deal Wednesday night to hire Billy Eppler as general manager, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Eppler and the Mets were nearing a four-year contract, said the person, who spoke on...

Quiet GM meetings end without hint of CBA resolution

Nov. 11, 2021 16:31 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A looming lockout at the expiration of baseball's collective bargaining agreement Dec. 1 didn't change much at the general manager's meetings this week. “I’m not part of the negotiating team, so I mean, business as usual for us,” Yankees...

Boras: MLB cancer of trading veterans helped Braves win

Nov. 10, 2021 19:03 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Baseball’s most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks and said the Atlanta Braves’ World Series title was a direct result of others' tanking. ...

Mets' Alderson claims New York a deterrent in GM search

Nov. 09, 2021 23:54 PM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Mets President Sandy Alderson says the biggest impediment in the club's dragging search for a general manager isn't his presence nor owner Steve Cohen, but the spotlight created by the New York market. “I think it’s mostly about New York, and...

AP source: Mets fire acting GM Scott after DUI leave

Nov. 01, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Acting general manager Zack Scott will not return to the New York Mets after being placed on administrative leave following an arrest on drunken driving charges in August, according to a person familiar with the firing. The person spoke to The Associated...