Mets GM Sandy Alderson got animated and colorful on Thursday when discussing how the team handles injuries and the recovery process, including the recent approach with Noah Syndergaard, and the fact that Asdrubal Cabrera is playing while not 100 percent.
"The first time we have a recurrence of an injury, you guys are gonna go nuts," Alderson said to the assembled media. "Ryan Church all over. It's like -- I've been here eight years. I don't even know who Ryan Church is, okay? But I know he's been in the lead sentence on more than one occasion over the last few years."
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It was interesting to be in the room for this, as Alderson kept going and going, clearly relishing the opportunity to unburden himself. My main takeaway, having covered him for eight years, was that he has become genuinely frustrated by narratives both internal and external about the Mets and injuries. He's so sick of the "same old Mets" talk that he name-dropped Ryan Church.
Alderson made clear that he doesn't want to make decisions based on public perception, and he doesn't want some players to ask for so much time to come back from the disabled list.
Oh, and he called Yoenis Cespedes' hip issue "chronic," which is also kind of a big deal.