Sandy Alderson wants the Mets job

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I wish these two kids would just kiss already and get it over with. From Buster:

There is also no
question about this: Sandy Alderson wants the Mets’ GM job; friends say he
wants to get back into the work of running a club


And the way the Mets set up the interviews — everyone before Alderson; Alderson getting two days instead of just one — suggests that they want him too.  They’re talking to him today. It wouldn’t shock me at all if they announced he had the job before the games start again tomorrow.

Fernando Rodney gives up walk-off homer to Gary Sanchez

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The Fernando Rodney Experience hasn’t been a good one for the Twins thus far. The veteran closer served up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to the Yankees on Thursday afternoon, erasing a 4-1 lead and blowing his third save in five opportunities.

In the ninth, Didi Gregorius reached on a throwing error by Miguel Sano. Giancarlo Stanton then singled, and Gary Sanchez followed up with a walk-off three-run home run.

Rodney, 41, now sports a 6.75 ERA on the year. He inked a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Twins back in December. The club has an option for next year worth $4.25 million. If things keep going the way they’re going, the Twins aren’t going to want to pick up that option.

The Twins may even want to think about moving Ryan Pressly or Addison Reed into the closer’s role, even if just temporarily. Pressly has been terrific, tossing 13 scoreless innings with 18 strikeouts. Reed has a 2.25 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 12 innings.