NY Mag: Alderson MLB's best GM

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New York Mag believes Sandy Alderson is baseball's best general manager.Will Leitch in New York Magazine has named Sandy Alderson the best GM in baseball, despite records of 77-85, 74-88 and 74-88 in his three seasons presiding in Queens.

"You think it’s bad?" Leitch asks. "If Sandy Alderson hadn’t been steering, we’d be at the bottom of the Hudson right now."

Leitch asserts that:

• The Mets' farm system is among the best in baseball. (Baseball America ranked it tied for 11th in late October.)

• Alderson has turned Carlos Beltran, R.A. Dickey, Marlon Byrd and John Buck via trades into Zack Wheeler, Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, Wuilmer Becerra, Vic Black and Dilson Herrera.

Contracts like the ones to Frank Francisco and Shaun Marcum and trading Angel Pagan are not mentioned. Nor is actual winning. So apparently waiting out bad contracts and auctioning off valuable pieces for high prices qualifies as being the best in baseball.

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