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.

Yasmany Tomas arrested for reckless driving and criminal speeding

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KTAR News is reporting that Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas was arrested on Thursday morning for driving faster than 100 MPH, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He was charged with reckless driving and criminal speeding.

The maximum sentence for a criminal speeding charge is up to 30 days in jail and a fine up to $500. It is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor. Tomas may also have his license suspended.

A Diamondbacks spokesperson said, “We are very disappointed to learn of this news. We are still gathering facts, and will refrain from further comment at this time as this is a pending legal matter.”

Tomas, 27, signed a six-year, $68.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December 2014 as an amateur free agent out of Cuba. He has mostly disappointed, owning a .769 OPS while playing subpar defense in the outfield as well as at third base, where the club briefly tried him. He battled a groin injury for most of the past season and ultimately underwent core muscle surgery in August.