Mets to make Alderson new GM

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, Last Updated: 5:51 PM ET

FLUSHING, N.Y. - The New York Mets are set to name Sandy Alderson as their new general manager.

The club issued a release Thursday which said Alderson will be officially welcomed at a Friday afternoon press conference.

The New York Post broke the story late Tuesday night that the club was poised to announce the move on Friday, which is a travel day for the World Series.

The 62-year-old Alderson will fill the void left by Omar Minaya, who was relieved of his duties earlier this month.

Alderson was the clear frontrunner from the start. He helped construct an A's team that won four division titles, three pennants and one World Series during his 15 seasons as general manager from 1983-97.

Following a stint with San Diego's baseball operations department, Alderson became an MLB consultant for the league's interests in the Dominican Republic.

Alderson's first job with the Mets will be to find a new manager. New York, which went 79-83 in 2010, declined to pick up the option on Jerry Manuel's 2011 contract.


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