Sandy Alderson’s Odd Sense Of Humor

A message to Sandy Alderson: Stop with the jokes and sign an outfielder.

Under normal circumstances, he might be funny, but Alderson’s sense of humor is getting a little thin. From joking about driving to spring training to his speech at the Baseball Writers’ Association of America when he cracked wise about the Mets’ outfield, Alderson’s humor strikes a nerve.

The other night he said: “A message to Mets fans: There’s been a lot of talk about our outfield. And I want you to know that I’m in serious discussions with several outfielders I met on the Internet. There’s one I really like. He says he played at Stanford.’’

A not-so-veiled reference to Manti Te’o, but not funny. Everybody is a comedian, but the Mets are a team looking at another losing season and are demonstrating an unwillingness to spend much, if anything, to change that conclusion.

I understand Alderson wants to lighten things up a bit, but the Mets are asking their dwindling fan base to spend a lot of money to come to Citi Field to see their team and they want something worth watching. With the joking, Alderson leaves the impression Mets fans’ concerns aren’t all that serious.

At least that would be the first thing that would come to mind is I were spending thousands to watch the Mets.

5 thoughts on “Sandy Alderson’s Odd Sense Of Humor

  1. I found it funny.
    Matt Cerrone had the same thoughts you did.

    We as a fan base need to lighten up. Yes, we need to spend money to see the games, I get that. And the lack out good outfielders is a major problem. But perhaps something will happen prior to the start of the season.
    Then again, maybe one or two of what we have overachieves, like Benny Agbayani did.

    • When you and your buddy Alderson give away tickets, we will lighten up. As long as you and your buddy want us to pay big league prices you need to be fired for total failure at running a franchise.

      • I didn’t realize me and Sandy were so close to be buddies! I’m going to have to call him. Maybe I can give him your name and address and he can send you some flowers in lieu of the death of your sense of humor.
        Lighten up Nathan.
        The fault is not with Sandy, it is with the Wilpons, and Omar, who did a horrible job drafting (see the draft where he drafted severl relief pitchers), leading to the dearth of talent in the minors we see now.

        Let me guess, you would like Sandy to sign Michael Bourn to a 4 year $80 million contract so it looks like we are doing something. Of course, this ignores the fact that the Braves would then get the Mets 1st round draft pick (number 11), thereby hurting the Mets and helping the Braves. And that Bourn would not make enough of an impact to justify that contract.
        You probably think Beltran was a bad signing, and that the Mets should act like the Yankees and sign everyone, even if it means they wind up with 4 players better suited to be DH’s.
        I have news for you, no GM would be able to do better than Alderson with the amount of money he has to work with and the lack of tradable talent.

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