New York Mets president Sandy Alderson to step down, become special advisor

New York Mets President Sandy Alderson will step down after the search for his successor is complete, the team announced Thursday.

Alderson becomes special advisor to owner Steve Cohen.

“For me personally and for the organization, it is the right time for this transition,” Alderson said in a statement. “We are having a successful season, we have made several key additions to our senior leadership team and built a strong and forward-thinking culture. When the time comes I look forward to continuing to support Steve, Alex and the organization in a new role.”

Alderson was the Mets’ general manager from 2011 to 2018. Cohen later brought Alderson back to serve as Mets president in 2020 following his purchase of the team.

“When I asked Sandy to return to the team, it was for a specific time period and with a specific mandate – to revitalize our culture and this iconic franchise for our fans, partners and employees,” Cohen said in a statement. “Sandy has done just that and more, and we have begun searching for his successor. When we found that person, I asked Sandy to continue in a new role as a special advisor to me and the leadership team.”

The Mets went into action Thursday with a 0.5-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. New York Mets president Sandy Alderson to step down, become special advisor

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