Sandy addresses reports about Terry. Not pleased with front office sources or anonymous players. pic.twitter.com/v87sv9RAjJ
— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) September 30, 2017
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t happy with those who took anonymous shots at manager Terry Collins.
Sandy Alderson isn’t happy with Newsday‘s Marc Carig—or any of the anonymous sources, both in the front office and the clubhouse who spoke with him—and trashed manager Terry Collins in the process.
“I was disappointed with the content as well as the timing,” Alderson told reporters, per NJ.com’s Matt Ehalt. “I thought it was an unfair piece given the time at which it was written.”
Multiple unnamed members of the front office and the roster took shots at Collins in Carig’s article, with one official going so far as to blame Collins for the rash of injuries the team has dealt with in recent years.
“Once he falls in love with you, he abuses you,” one official told Carig. “He has run players into the ground. He has no idea about resting players. Even when you tell him, he doesn’t listen.”
While Alderson expressed his displeasure with the players who spoke with Carig, he was especially critical of his front office staff. “The information that purportedly came from the front office, I was exceptionally disappointed and were I to know who that was, that person would be terminated immediately.”
Seeing as how Alderson doesn’t know who the source(s) were, it’s highly unlikely that those who spoke with Carig are in any real danger of losing their jobs. That said, perhaps Alderson’s threat is enough to remind everyone associated with the Mets of one simple rule: Loose lips sink ships.