According to reports, earlier this week, Steve Cohen may get the support of former league general manager Sandy Alderson (Sandy Alderson) if they get the approval of the league’s 23 bosses. It was recommended to serve as a consultant, but Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that Cohen would appoint Alderson as team president, who will be responsible for business and baseball operations (Twitter link). Cohen has confirmed the report and issued a statement to several reporters (via the New York Post’s Joel Sherman link).
If I’m lucky enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic series, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets and will oversee baseball and business for all Mets teams. Operation. Sandy is an accomplished and respected baseball executive who shares my philosophy of building organizations and teams in the right way. If my team purchase is approved, I am happy to let Sandy play an important leadership role in the Mets. Let̵7;s go to the metropolis!
The 72-year-old Alderson, the general manager of the Mets, retired from the game due to cancer recurrence from 2010-18 because he evacuated him for health reasons. However, people have always speculated that his job safety will cause this, and Alderson himself admitted when he left that he was not sure whether he would return because GM would even be rewarded based on the team’s recent performance. The Mets finally broke the routine and hired the well-known CAA agent Brodie Van Wagenen to lead the baseball business, and Alderson served as a senior consultant for the track team in January 2019.
Today’s announcement will represent the main front desk department to reorganize and will likely result in Van Wagenen’s departure. Cohen’s statement did not mention Van Wagening. Although he may retain his position at General Motors, he still has to report to Alderson, but at least it can be said that this transition is embarrassing. SNY’s Andy Martino pointed out earlier this week that Arderson and Van Wagenen were indeed positive during the latter’s years as CAA agents. Van Wagenen must thank Alderson for all his work before leaving office.
Elsewhere in the league, the placement of the previous president on top of the current General Motors caused the General Motors to leave. When Mark Shapiro was appointed president of the Blue Jays, and Alex Anthopoulos was general manager, and Ben Cherington was in the red The Sox resigned after appointing Dave Dombrowski as president. In this case, the embarrassment is that the incoming team chairman will be effectively replaced by Van Wagening.
In addition to the front-office dynamics, both Sherman and Martino believe that promoting their candidacy to Alderson can help Cohen ensure the recognition of other owners of the league. Alderson is respected by executives throughout the industry, and Cohen has entered the Major League Baseball (MLB) ownership list with his history of hedge fund insider trading fines and sex discrimination litigation. Any peer who is upset that Cohen is still waiting for ownership approval can alleviate these concerns to a certain extent, knowing that Alderson will play an important role in the organization.
It is generally believed that under Cohen’s leadership, salaries will increase substantially. That will arouse some layers of interest in the offseason. Given that the loss of revenue from this sport was severely hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, not only is the entire league expected to reduce free agent spending, but Alderson never really became the head of the baseball operations department that allowed him to run Spend in the top team of the entire league. His days as General Motors in Oakland were obviously governed by spending restrictions, and even the outgoing New York Wilpon ownership group never spent a level commensurate with the size of its market.
The details of the arrangement have not yet been fully developed. Just as Alderson may retain Van Wagenen in his current position (or other positions within the organization), he may also hire a young general manager to work under him and in Play an important role in the baseball business. At this point, it is unclear what Alderson’s return will mean to field staff including rookie captain Luis Rojas. Of course, Cohen has not yet received formal approval from everyone else in the league. It is expected that he will indeed get the necessary votes, but before the ballot is held, nothing can be considered as the final decision. The exact time of the vote is still unclear, but it is expected to take place in early November.