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In all the intrigue over the Mets search for a new general manager this month, one major aspect of the transition has gone nearly unnoticed: Longtime GM Sandy Alderson's contract expires Wednesday, after which he will no longer be affiliated with the Mets in any way.
Reports earlier this season held that Alderson had signed a two-year deal last winter, but that was not correct. His final contract with the Mets was for just one year, and it expires on Oct. 31.
Alderson, 70, was GM of the Mets from 2011 until June of this year, when he stepped aside, citing a recurrence of his cancer. He maintained periodic contact with team officials, and was spotted in the office several times. Now, he's soon to be done as a Met forever.
Alderson took the team to the World Series in 2015 and the playoffs in 2016. His current prognosis is good, and he remains chair of MLB's Rules Committee and a member of the competition committee. He plans to continue to work in baseball in some capacity.