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Mets GM Sandy Alderson to take immediate leave of absence due to cancer relapse

The Mets will have to manage without GM Sandy Alderson for a while due to issues with his health.

MLB: General Managers Meetings Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While the New York Mets have had their struggles on the field, there are times when something happens to put everything in perspective.

The Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson missed some time during the Winter Meetings with what was described as a treatable form of cancer back in 2015. However, since then he has seemingly been at the heart of what the Mets have been trying to build in their organization.

Unfortunately, it appears that those health issues will force him to step aside from the day to day operations of the team.

While this may not be the best of news for those who remember the years where Omar Minaya was the general manager of the Mets, the bigger focus here is and should be on Alderson’s health. The above Twitter thread from DiComo goes on to say that Alderson will undergo surgery later this year and that his long-term prognosis is good. We at Daily Dish wish him the best of luck as he takes the time he needs to get his health in order.

One other interesting tidbit from that same thread is that Alderson is unhappy with how the team has performed and placed responsibility squarely on himself for that. He expected the trio that will take over GM duties to re-evaluate the organization’s direction and implied there could be some big changes.

We will keep you updated as this story develops.