Mets in search of that elusive GM who likes the big market, the big stage

Why are you so sad, Sandy?
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Mets team president Sandy Alderson offered a Michael Scott-ism Tuesday to explain why his team has yet to hire a general manager, saying its greatest strength, the mass market, is also its greatest weakness. .

“It’s true that there is a reluctance to come to New York, but I think it’s mostly New York,” Alderson said. told reporters at GM meetings. And not about Steve (Cohen) or the organization or whatever. It’s a great setting and some people would rather be somewhere else. “

So let me clear this up, was ESPN lying? No draw for big markets ?! Was Anthony Davis reluctant to go to Los Angeles ?!

For full context, Alderson also said that the team did not get permission to speak to some candidates and that others chose not to participate in personal situations.

* Deep sigh * Sandy, you’re overthinking it. You had perfectly reasonable opportunities not to hire a general manager; Hand them over to the media and walk away. Saying “It’s not about X” is like saying “Don’t think about pink elephants.”

Now the only explanations in our heads regarding this lengthy search for GM is that it has to do with the owner, the organization, or what you have. So since you delineated what is not about very well, let’s check the facts for the purpose of science (and definitely not the joke).

Owner

Cohen strutted into baseball like an eager fantasy football coach who has never done an auction draft – ready to spend money and talk shit, with no real strategy. I appreciate your approach to tweeting about the Mets as I write to my friends about fantasy teams.

You leave yourself vulnerable to all kinds of criticism when post something like: “It’s hard to understand how professional hitters can be so unproductive. The best teams have a more disciplined approach. The slugging and OPS numbers don’t lie. “

Cold. Let your next DJ know that you prefer a disciplined approach while tweeting the season live as if it were an episode of Succession.

The organization

Alderson sounds like an addict by denying a drug problem. “It is not the crack; it’s people’s perception of crack. “” Look how often the Jets fire. I’m not that bad. ”

Do you remember the campaign “This is your drugged brain”? If you were to do a CT scan on an average Mets fan, the parts of the brain (brainstem?) Responsible for anger / despair would occupy the entire cavity of the skull, whereas you would need a microscope to find happiness / hope. areas (frontal lobe?).

The Mets don’t have that cute hope generally reserved for Cubs fans. It’s more of a “Why God, WHY !!!!!!!” kind of thinking. And, you know, sign me up for that.

What you have

I’m not sure what it is you have, but I’m going to assume he’s talking about bad things like George Costanza’s girlfriend. ya or ya-ing about the part of the story where he skipped the bill for a massage and facial.

So, Sandy, which of your wrong hires were ‘what are you doing’?

Was Acting GM Zack Scott Fired For DWI? Or what about GM Jared Porter, who was fired for sending sexually explicit text messages and pictures to a reporter? Perhaps he was referring to the hiring and later firing of the manager now banned until at least 2022, Mickey Callaway (also #MeToo transgressions).

I didn’t even mention that Bryn, Alderson’s son, is an assistant general manager for the Mets. Although Sandy addressed this nepotism head-on, we know that the newcomer will have complete autonomy regardless of whether his responsibilities are sandwiched between those of father and son.

But no, you’re right, athletes don’t want to play in New York. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose Brooklyn over Madison Square Garden because of its quaint neighborhoods and lack of attention, and not because of the Knicks owner, organization, or whatever.

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