New York Mets: Sandy Alderson taking leave due to health

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Sandy Alderson is taking a leave of absence from his New York Mets job in order to take care of things regarding his health.

If there are any New York Mets fans out there that are happy with the job Sandy Alderson has done as general manager, I have never met them. Almost the entire fan base wanted him to be fired and for a new voice to pick the Mets roster. Articles have been written in the mainstream media and on here blaming Alderson for the mess the team is in.

However, nobody wanted this to happen. People wanted him out because of his poor work, not because of his health. Unfortunately, Alderson will be taking a break due to his health. According to the team website, Alderson will be taking a leave of absence to deal with his personal health. The cancer has returned, and although the prognosis is good, Alderson advised during his talk to the media that he may never return.

John Ricco, J.P. Ricciardi and old friend Omar Minaya will handle the job while Alderson is away from the team. Talk about the circle of life. Again, nobody wanted it to happen like this. But, who would have ever thought that Omar Minaya would be back in the fold, for any reason at all? Didn’t we all think we saw the last of that guy.

It’s not so bad to have Minaya around. Remember, he is the one that identified Daniel Murphy as a talent to be watched. He does know what he’s doing, sometimes.

Make no mistake, Alderson no longer deserves to be the general manager of this team. Other than finding his way to a 2015 team that made a magical run, he has done very little to make this team any better. This is the third complete season that they have taken the field without any depth at all. What is Mickey Callaway supposed to do? He hasn’t been perfect but neither has the hand that he has been dealt been.

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Health problems, however, are not something we wish upon anyone. Anyone who has dealt with, or knows someone that has dealt with cancer knows what it does to the person and their loved ones. This is not the way is term was supposed to end.

Get well Sandy.