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Mets to watch free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 10: Joel Hanrahan #52

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The Mets are expected to be in attendance a few weeks from now when free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan holds a showcase for interested teams. According to a source, Hanrahan has remained on the Mets’ radar since they dispatched scouts in February to one of the reliever’s throwing sessions.General manager Sandy Alderson said last week that the Mets would most likely stick with their own internal bullpen...

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Sandy Alderson is best GM in baseball, magazine says

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson speaks during a

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If nothing else, it's greatness by contrast.

Compared to his predecessor, Omar Minaya, current Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been a miracle worker. He's turned expensive soon-to-be free agents into valuable, controllable prospects and has even spent a little bit of money this winter, on (largely) sensible deals.

For the first time since 2008, the Mets are truly on the verge of contention...

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Sandy Alderson sends email to season-ticket holders

Mets GM Sandy Alderson speaks with reporters. (Oct.

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After a week in which the Mets traded two of their top run-producers, Marlon Byrd and John Buck, and lost ace Matt Harvey until possibly the 2015 season, Sandy Alderson believed it was necessary to address season-ticket holders.

The general manager sent out an email Thursday night thanking fans for their support and saying "the trade was the right decision as part of our plan moving forward."

Alderson...

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