Sandy Alderson was brought into the general manager position with the intentions of turning around the New York Mets and bringing them back to the playoffs. Everyone knew that this was not an overnight process and time needed to be giving so that the plan could be implemented. But now just months away from what has been talked about as the offseason that shoots the Mets back into contention, has Sandy Alderson kept our trust and does he deserve it?
The jury is still out. Sandy Alderson has made some great changes to this team. He has added Zack Wheeler, Travis d’Arnuad, Noah Syndergaard and others that help for the future. But on the other hand, there is still a lot of mystery as to what the future holds and where this team can go.
There is still quite of bit of uncertainty as to when the Mets can compete again and at some point fans will be fed up with Alderson and want results. Most fans I speak with have faith in Alderson and are willing to have patience with the process, but that won’t always be the case. At some point this fan base is going to want results, and Alderson needs to produce them.
With a franchise that is rebuilding, it is easy to blame the manager and general manager but the fan base has given Alderson the time to put his plan into effect.
Alderson hasn’t made trades at the deadline either of the last two years and some fans were upset that he hasn’t went out and acquired that big bat to help this lineup. But very soon, these fans will not give a pass to Alderson standing pat at the deadline.
Mets fans expect this team to compete in 2014 and so does the front office. Alderson has been given the reigns and the opportunity to rebuild this team. All the talk is about the Mets turning a corner, becoming a contender once again.
We have seen already this year what the future looks like, what this team can be. But, as fans, we have to trust Alderson to finish the plan. He has done enough already to be given a chance to see this plan through.
He also has made some questionable decisions that make us all want to rip our hair out. It’s all about trust. For a fan-base that hasn’t had a GM to trust for a while, it’s only fair to let Alderson see this through.
Trusting something we can’t see is hard, but it must be done. It’s the difference between turning this thing around and taking steps backwards.