Sandy Alderson will return to the New York Mets, where he served as general manager, under a a new role of president once the sale of the team to Steve Cohen is approved by Major League Baseball franchise owners, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman.
Alderson, 72, served as general manager of the Mets from 2010 to 2018, stepping away from the team after announcing that cancer had returned, while also admitting that he did not deserve to return due to the Mets poor record.
“If I am fortunate enough to be approved by Major League Baseball as the next owner of this iconic franchise, Sandy Alderson will become president of the New York Mets and will oversee all Mets baseball and business operations,” Cohen said in a statement.
“Sandy is an accomplished and respected baseball executive who shares my philosophy of building an organization and a team the right way. I am excited to have Sandy in a key leadership role with the Mets if my purchase of the team is approved.”
Naturally, the news is not good for the job security of Brodie Van Wagenen, who looks likely to be on his way out once the sale is completed.