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Mr. Sand-man, bring more than a dream

Mets fans ache to win again, so they want ... no, they need new GM to be the real deal

Updated: October 31, 2010, 10:30 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets know how to win a news conference, give them that. In the dead of winter, or in the middle of the World Series, they know how to put a man before a microphone and let him deal in the currency of hope.

Sandy Alderson just joined a parade of Omar Minayas and Pedro Martinezes and Billy Wagners and Johan Santanas and Carlos Beltrans. He botched his first line, declaring himself thrilled to be the new general manager of the Oakland ... no, make that the New ...

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