New York Mets Trade Deadline: Addition by Subtraction Under GM Sandy Alderson

Ash MarshallSenior Analyst IJuly 29, 2011

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29:  Sandy Alderson poses for photographers after being introduced as the general manager for the New York Mets on October 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Sandy Alderson should be commended for what he's achieved in his four-month tenure with the New York Mets.

He inherited a team with a payroll in excess of $142 million, a team rotten to the core with a lack of clubhouse chemistry where the overpriced superstars played second fiddle only to their bigger egos and delusions of self worth.



The Mets are building for the future by setting the foundation today.