Sandy Alderson


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You're not the longest-tenured manager in Mets history without doing a lot of things (well). Some of the things we think are important today relate to this team and to our situation, but don't for a minute think all of this is a projection of anything that went on before. It's just a
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Oct 23 2017
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Oct 01 2017

Leadership is the most critical part of the manager's

Oct 01 2017

His tenure corresponds with what I hope is the rebirth of the Mets organization. I think he deserves a lot of credit for

Oct 01 2017

Change is difficult, but it comes with baseball. Terry is a baseball man. He will be until the day he dies. The fact that he is leaving this job won't change that. He will continue to be an asset to the

Sep 30 2017

I'm not going to get into internal discussions. Any time you have a seven-year relationship, you have disagreements. There are ups and

Sep 22 2017

The doctors have said, based on Noah's feedback, that he feels good physically. We just want to get him back on the

Sep 22 2017

The injuries need to be taken into account, but I don't think they can be an excuse for not doing a thorough examination of all the other aspects of the season. So that has been taking place, and it will take

Sep 22 2017

When your pitchers aren't striking everybody out, as we've had the benefit of in the past, the defense becomes a little more

Sep 22 2017

We also are going to have to look at the rotation and see whether there's some stabilizing addition we can make that will help us bridge some of the uncertainty that comes from pitchers who've been hurt and are coming back. We'll be in a similar situation next year as we were this year, and hoping for better results – but perhaps planning for the possibility that they don't all come

Sep 22 2017

I think that's sort of a tacit recognition that, look, we need to get better

Sep 22 2017

The injuries are not just an objective fact; there are underlying causes and issues that we've wanted to and have examined in connection with those injuries. It's not going to happen just at the end of the season. It's been an ongoing

Sep 06 2017

Well, we took into account the fact that he only threw 70 pitches the other day. We don't think there's a significant medical risk to him at this point. And he wants to get back on the

Sep 05 2017

We expect to be a competitive team next year. I know that's going to depend a lot on the health of our pitching staff, particularly our starting

Sep 05 2017

It was Matt's idea, and the manager and pitching coach endorsed it. So I was O.K. with

Aug 17 2017

I hope that he reflects on the implications of that statement and the potential consequences of that statement and gives a better response the next time

Aug 10 2017

Dealing with the Yankees would be a factor, just as dealing with the Washington Nationals would be a

Aug 10 2017

We want to get a look at him beyond a typical September

Aug 10 2017

We have made no secret that it's important for us going into 2018 to take a look at as many of our young players and players under control for 2018 as

Aug 10 2017

He's pleased he's going to be with a contender for the final month and a half. I think it would be foolish for me to say it doesn't matter, but at the same time, it is prohibitive?

Jul 15 2017

Yes, I think that is a possibility, only because you never quite know what's going to be presented. But I don't think enough would be presented for us to bite on that. I would say that kind of trade is exceedingly

Jul 15 2017

Obviously, you're always looking to see what transpires over the next seven to 10 days, but I think we're at the point in the season where things would have to go exceedingly well for us to realistically change direction. We need to see where we are at the end of the homestand. We'll know it when we see

Jul 14 2017

Never crossed my mind until about 10 days ago when somebody said it was likely to happen. I don't foresee that kind of

Jul 07 2017

We made a strong effort to re-sign Bartolo. But he decided to go

Jul 04 2017

It's not just water. It's the stretching. It's the running. It's the variety of pregame aspects of his routine that have changed. They are things that he needs to be doing that he's now doing. Whether that will have an impact or not, we'll find out. But it should be expected to be a

Jul 01 2017

Tomorrow's Game Number 81, right? So we win today and tomorrow and we'll be three games under .500. Then we go 12 games over in the second half, and that gets us to 87 wins. It can be done. You never

Jun 30 2017

There's really nobody ahead of us that we can't catch, other than Washington, and Washington we may catch as well. Let's see where it goes in the next 10 days or two

Jun 29 2017

You never have enough pitching and we're certainly evidence of that right

Jun 25 2017

It's not like he's tearing up the league, but at the same time all of the indications are positive in terms of various things we look at -- chase rates and exit velocity. The bottom line is the average isn't there, but he's

Jun 25 2017

But at the same time, what he's done there – given all the circumstances – justified the

Jun 25 2017

Clearly, it's a step up. I certainly think he can handle

Jun 25 2017

This is not earth-shattering news. We're promoting Tim Tebow today to St.

Jun 24 2017

I don't want to whitewash this. We haven't played very well. We need to play better. If we don't, we have to be prepared to recognize

Jun 24 2017

We're just going to have to wait and see. But in the meantime, the best things our players can do is play

Jun 23 2017

For this team, we think he's more valuable to us as a middle infielder who conceivably, at some point, can play third base. I happen to think that's his value going forward for the rest of his career. He may not agree with me on that

Jun 23 2017

I would be very surprised if issues of this sort didn't arise over the past 10 days to two weeks. In some ways, getting it out on the table is

Jun 23 2017

That's a real bad

Jun 21 2017

I want to is make sure we're addressing the problem and we're doing so fairly so that ultimately we can end up with a solution better than just a reaction without

May 29 2017

I'm happy with the job Terry has done under the circumstances. Nobody is happy with the won-lost record. There are reasons for the record that have nothing to do with

May 29 2017

We're very aware of both the ineffectiveness of the pen over the last period of time as well as its extensive use. It's a function of our starting pitching. It's a function of the closeness of many of our games . . . Those are all concerns of ours. I think those are critical issues for us to continue to think

May 29 2017

I'm happy with the job that Terry has done under the

May 29 2017

All I can say is nobody has talked to me about that. So I would hope in the future that when people write about my views about Terry that they'll actually ask me about my views. End of

May 25 2017

Injuries are injuries. They're unpredictable, in terms of their severity and scope and amount of time of recovery. And in the past what we've attempted to do is to give the most current information. And now what we're trying to do is provide information. But we think less is more. That's just an organizational decision that we've

May 19 2017

Starting-wise, we're not getting deep into games. As a result, the bullpen, I think, is getting overworked a

May 19 2017

Well, we're obviously not where we'd like to

May 19 2017

There are no current plans to promote either one of them unless one of them can pitch, in which case, we might reconsider. That's not to say that one or the other of those players wouldn't be helpful in some way, but we don't see that as a panacea, and we don't see it necessarily as the right time in the overall sense of where we are, and who we have currently and what we're trying to

May 14 2017

I think it would be foolish for us to say that the starting pitching is going to have to go deeper. It would be nice if it goes deeper. I don't think we can count on that consistently over

May 13 2017

I'm very hopeful that he'll be back on track. The one thing I hope is that he doesn't get caught up in his own perfectionism. He doesn't need to be perfect tonight. He just needs to be as good as he can be at this point in

May 12 2017

It's possible he'll be back by the end of the year. It's possible he won't. We just don't know at this

May 06 2017

Realistically, it's going to take a while. We don't know when he's going to be back. It's going to be much later in the

May 01 2017

It was my decision for Noah to pitch with input with [a] variety of different sources. The MRI was not dismissed out of hand, and we had to evaluate the situation. ... From the overall standpoint, it is not to say things couldn't have been done differently. From my standpoint, I made the decision. I think it's going to be a considerable amount of time. The doctor has said there wasn't any connection, there isn't any connection, between what happened and a possible bicep injury. That's all I can go

Apr 30 2017

The preliminary diagnosis is possible lat strain, which may or may not be related to his previous complaint, which was in the biceps. So we'll just have to wait and see what happens

Apr 30 2017

It's the ninth inning. You're three outs away. I know how I react emotionally in the seventh, eighth, versus the ninth

Apr 29 2017

I can't strap him down and throw him in the

Mar 30 2017

I never say, World Series or bust,' simply because so much can happen out of one's control. Things have to go right. From that standpoint, you try to be more realistic about what's within our control. I'm very optimistic about the season. I'm not blind to some of the things that we have to continue to improve, but

Mar 20 2017

Sending him to a full season club is what we hoped to be able to do. And based on what he's done in spring training, and his whole body of work since last fall, we feel comfortable with him going to

Mar 10 2017

It just worked out that way, as a result of the marketplace, our assessment of the players, the importance of continuity and the success some of the players have had in New York. And a lot of it had to do with the players' desire to come back. It wasn't as if it was a one-way proposition. It's unusual in the sense that essentially the same roster is coming back. But on the other hand, we like our team. I think there's a lot of room for improvement, especially with a return to health of some of our pitchers and position

Mar 10 2017

I'm not sure we have the scientific, proprietary solution to that problem. I'm not sure that anybody does. We're all working toward a solution but it's largely trial and error. This year, what we've done with respect to the starting staff is we have backed them off during the spring …. The way in which we're building pitchers up to the end of spring training has been changed and lengthened. We don't have all the solutions. We're looking for the sweet spot. Everybody

Dec 07 2016

Things are picking up a little

Dec 06 2016

That's where the market seems to be

Nov 07 2016

The one aspect of the collective bargaining agreement that may not be resolved any time soon is this question of draft-choice compensation, which is probably what could change the market one way or the other. I don't think the new rules are going to get more onerous to the players, and it's not clear whether they'll be less onerous for

Oct 04 2016

We want Tim to play in more games to continue developing his skills on the field while facing advanced

Sep 08 2016

While I and the organization I think are mindful of the novel nature of this situation, this decision was strictly driven by

Sep 08 2016

This was not something that was driven by marketing considerations or anything of the sort. We are extremely intrigued with the potential that Tim has. He has demonstrated over his athletic career that he is a tremendous athlete, has great character, a competitive spirit. And aside from the age, this is a classic player development opportunity for

Sep 08 2016

This is a strictly stand-alone proposition, and there were no other considerations taken into account in connection with any other

Sep 08 2016

I'm not worried about it, practically speaking. Perception is something

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