Mets GM roasted for comments on team’s recent struggles
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t doing much to allay concerns about the team’s struggles of late.
Speaking with reporters on Thursday before a game against the Chicago Cubs, Alderson spoke on the Mets’ current rough stretch. He did so by bringing up the team’s 11-1 start to the season and implying that going 8-8 in their last 16 was actually fine given everything they have been dealing with, per Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Sandy Alderson before the game: "We went 11-1 to start the season – we all remember that. I bet nobody remembers that we're 8-8 in the last 16, which given everything that has happened is almost as incredible as the 11-1."
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 1, 2018
Not surprisingly, Mets fans were unimpressed by Alderson’s comments and promptly roasted him in the replies section.
Seems like he is settling for mediocrity instead of being cutthroat in order to win a championship
— MetsAvenue (@MetsAvenue) June 1, 2018
That's an embarrassing comment. Most of what has happened is the players he assembled and the manager he hired have failed miserably. He acts like he's a victim instead of a leader.
— Keith Wargo (@KGWargo) June 1, 2018
.500 baseball won’t get you into the playoffs pic.twitter.com/3axT4WISQg
— Nicky Koskoff (@petey_ross) June 1, 2018
Shows you his mindset and acceptance of mediocrity. An organization which doesn't strive for excellence will never achieve it.
— starblazer (@01Starblazer) June 1, 2018
He's living on a different planet… totally out of touch with what is going on
— matthew gurz (@matthewgurz13) June 1, 2018
That's the problem. Sandy Alderson is building a .500 team.
— B Zee (@BZeeBella) June 1, 2018
The Mets lost to the Cubs on Thursday as well to fall to 27-27 on the year. While they have indeed had their injuries and their internal drama to deal with lately, .500 baseball won’t cut it in a very strong National League East this season. At least Alderson doesn’t have to feel lonely because Mets manager Mickey Callaway has also been on the roasting block recently.