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Alderson Sticking with His Vision for Mets

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Alderson Sticking with His Vision for Mets
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Over his first 29 months as general manager, Sandy Alderson has transformed the Mets' roster, jettisoning expensive veterans in favor of bright young pieces for the future. That turnover is nearly complete, and perhaps just in time; over those same 29 months, the Mets have won 151 games and lost 173. And "ultimately," Alderson said, "we're judged on whether we win or lose." As he spoke those words in his Florida office last week, his golden retriever, Buddy, napping near his feet, Alderson stared up at a white board listing the names and positions of every player in big league camp. The roster included several obvious holes -- in part due to injuries, and in part because the GM's rebuilding project is not quite complete.

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