Even with a new owner, there is still nothing new with the New York Mets.
With a sale to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen on the horizon, blessedly relieving suffering Mets fans from their multi-decade toil under the Wilpon family, Cohen is starting to flesh out his front office. His first appointment is a name that Mets fans know well: former Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.
Cohen confirmed the news on Thursday morning, releasing a statement to the New York Post.
“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. 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