Tags: Alderson, Sandy

Sports of The Times: The Mets and Yankees Are Playing Different Games

So, a reporter asked Ricco, you think you can compete next year? He asked this in the manner a psychiatrist might inquire after the mental health of a patient. “Yeah, definitely,” Ricco said. Oh, man. Where to start? Last year this putative contender lost 92 games. This season the team began the season with the…

Sports of The Times: The Mets Are Deeply, Thoroughly Broken

The Mets are a vase fallen from a high shelf and shattered. The way the team handled the departure this week of General Manager Sandy Alderson, who is taking a leave of absence to focus on treating his cancer, underlined the club’s broken nature. It is in hot pursuit of the worst record in the…

Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Has Yet Another Injury Setback

But Cespedes’s frequent trips to the disabled list — he appeared in just 81 games last season largely because of hamstring issues — have apparently begun to wear on Callaway and General Manager Sandy Alderson. Alderson has expressed surprise at how long Cespedes’s recovery from his latest injury was taking, and suggested the Mets might…