Former New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson makes the comforting announcement that he’s now cancer-free.
Alderson, 71, served as the Metropolitans executive personnel boss from 2012 through last season until he stepped down after his once treated cancer had returned.
Now, the comforting announcement has been made that the longtime baseball man is completely cancer-free, via Dan Martin of the New York Post.
“My health is great,” Alderson said. “Since I took a leave of absence from the Mets last summer, I’ve had chemo and surgery — my third surgery — but at this point, based on the medical definition, I’m cancer-free and have been for four months.”
The man who built the Mets 2015 NL Pennant-winning club made the announcement while honored at the New York Baseball Writers’ Association dinner at the Hilton in midtown.
Other baseball folks honored were Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, general manager Brian Cashman, NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, and David Wright. The 1969 Miracle Mets were also included in the ceremonies.
New York has recently turned to young Brodie Van Wagenen as Alderson’s replacement. Without missing a beat, Alderson even added a Bryce Harper–Manny Machado joke, noting that he’s waiting for the two free-agent sluggers to sign prior to making his “next move.”
Showcasing a rich baseball executive career coupled with experience in the MLB league office, Sandy Alderson can pretty much write his own ticket should the right opportunity strike.
Of course, Harper or Machado would need to first choose each’s next landing spot.