Despite the New York Mets playing well this season, there are more organizational changes coming to the franchise. According to the announcement made by the Mets earlier this week, the team president Sandy Alderson will step down from his position in the near future.
Alderson isn’t leaving the organization altogether and will remain on board as special advisor to owner Steve Cohen. He will also continue to fulfill the presidential duties until a replacement is found.
“For me personally and for the organization, it’s the right time for this transition,” Alderson said. “We are having a successful season, we have made several key additions to our senior leadership team, and we have built a strong and forward-thinking culture.
Sandy Alderson has an impressive resume that includes executive stints with Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and the Mets. He won the 1989 World Series with the Athletics as the team’s general manager and led the Padres as CEO to back-to-back division titles in the mid-90s.
Alderson was originally hired as the Mets’ GM in 2010 but left the franchise in 2018 due to health issues. Once Cohen bought the Mets in 2020, he managed to convince Alderson to return to New York City.
“When I asked Sandy to come back … it was for a defined period of time and with a specific mandate—revive our culture and this iconic franchise for our fans, partners and employees,” Cohen said in a statement released to the media.
The Mets are currently first in NL East with a 90-55 record. They have a 1.0 game advantage on the Atlanta Braves and third-most wins in the whole MLB.