Sad news out of New York, as the Mets announced general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with cancer and will not be attending Winter Meetings.
Sandy Alderson diagnosed with treatable form of cancer. 8-12 weeks of chemo ahead. not attending winter meetings, Mets announce.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) December 4, 2015
The news comes after an incident earlier last month when announcing a new contract for manager Terry Collins, Alderson collapsed in a room full of reporters. According to the New York Post, he said he hadn’t eaten breakfast and felt light-headed under the lights.
Sandy just had an episode. He fainted but he's ok. He's sitting in a chair and smiling. Wow. Scary. #mets
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) November 4, 2015
Sandy joked afterward "OK, where were we?" But questions obviously stopped. He sat in a chair for a moment, then left room.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) November 4, 2015
Just under a week later, it was announced Alderson wasn’t going to be at the GM meetings as he was undergoing a medical procedure.
As Carig notes, the cancer is treatable and Alderson will be undergoing chemo for the next 8-12 weeks. Alderson, who was named Baseball America’s executive of the year following an incredible Mets season which saw the team lose in the World Series to the Kansas City Royals in five games, will continue GM duties per Adam Rubin of ESPN.