Can Sandy Alderson Top This?

Early this morning, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman rappled down the side of a 22-story building in Stamford, Connecticut — only hours after finishing up a contract for elite closer Mariano Rivera.

What will Mets GM Sandy Alderson do in response?

I mean, seriously, can an ex-Marine and war veteran allow some little pipsqueak like Brian Cashman pull off a stunt like this without some kind of response? Sandy Alderson needs to accept this challenge by executing a daring and manly feat of his own, to show that he means business and prove that he is the toughest GM in New York.

Maybe Sandy can wrestle an alligator while in Orlando for the winter meetings, or catch a bullet in his teeth.

What do you propose that Sandy Alderson should do to top Brian Cashman’s stunt?

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Matt T. December 3, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    How about: Sign Cliff Lee.

    I know, not gonna happen, probably shouldn’t happen, but definitely an exciting feat.

    • Joe Janish December 3, 2010 at 3:40 pm
      That move would definitely knock Cashman off the side of the building, and establish Alderson as “the new sheriff in town”.
  2. MooseM December 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    For him to put together a champinship team for less money the Yankees payroll. And use What would Casey and Yogi say.
  3. Clayton December 4, 2010 at 1:21 am
    Alderson should parachute onto the fielf at Citi Field on opening day… that would top Cashman
    • Clayton December 4, 2010 at 1:22 am
  4. CatchDog December 4, 2010 at 10:09 am
    LOL!! This is why Mets Today is in my favorites. You’re a tripp, Joe!

    Seriously, any moves that don’t include a 17 million dollar vesting option, a 7 year deal whereas upon completion, the team cannot receive any draft picks or bidding against himself on a 3 year – 36 million dollar deal for an erratic lefty with a .500 career record who’s agent compared to Sandy Koufax.

    Sometimes it’s more of what a person doesn’t do.