Sandy Alderson will return to the New York Mets as the new owner Steve Cohen.
The deal is subject to the approval of the Met’s baseball club owner to sell the Mets from the Wilpen and Katz families to Cohen. At least 23 of the 30 owners need to approve the transaction.
Cohen said in a statement on Thursday: “If I am lucky enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic team, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets. And will oversee the baseball and business operations of all Mets teams.” By the New York Post.
“Sandy is an excellent and respected baseball executive. He shared my philosophy of building an organization and team in the right way. If my team is approved, Sandy can play an important leadership role in the Mets. , I am very excited.”
Alderson, 72, served as the general manager of the Mets from 2010 to 2018. He was diagnosed with cancer at the end of the 2015 season and underwent surgery, and took leave in June 2018 after announcing that the cancer had returned. He said that due to the team’s poor record, he should not return.
A source told ESPN’s Buster Olney on Thursday that the Met top executives said that the New York Yankees did not provide them with information about Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.
Alderson was hired by the Oakland Games as a senior consultant for baseball operations in January 2019. Alderson had previously spent 17 seasons with the track team, including serving as the team’s vice president of baseball operations, while the A team won three consecutive U.S. league championships (1988-1990) in 1989 Champion of the World Series.