Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Mets GM Alderson okay after collapse

NEW YORK — Mets general manager Sandy Alderson collapsed and appeared to faint during a news conference at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Alderson, who was announcing a contract extension for manager Terry Collins, fell while answering questions from reporters, some of whom quickly grabbed him to slow his fall. Alderson was down for about 30 seconds.

Alderson, 68 on Nov. 22, was able to get up, and after taking off his jacket and being helped into a chair, he quipped, "Okay, where were we?" He eventually walked out of the interview room on his own.

Alderson had been standing on a platform and answering questions for about 13 minutes when he collapsed.

After leaving the interview room, Alderson was examined by the Mets' training staff and was "fine," a team spokesman said. Alderson didn't have breakfast before the news conference and felt light-headed, the spokesman said.

Before Alderson collapsed, he announced the two-year deal for Collins, who led the Mets to the World Series this year for the first time since 2000.

WIN FOR O'S: A New York state judge threw out an arbitration decision that said the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Orioles, owes the Nationals about $298 million for Washington's 2012-16 broadcast rights. The network had sued over the June 2014 arbitration decision, saying it was improper because the law firm that represented the Nationals, Proskauer Rose, at times worked for Major League Baseball and the teams of all three arbitrators. The network also said it was not fair that Major League Baseball gave the Nationals a $25 million loan in August 2013 in anticipation it would be repaid from higher broadcast revenue.

NEW GM FOR REDS: The Reds promoted Dick Williams to general manager as part of a "succession plan" for Walt Jocketty, 64, who will stay on as director of baseball operations for now. Williams, 44, has been in the team front office for 10 years, most recently as assistant general manager.

greinke on market: Right-hander Zack Greinke opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Dodgers, giving up a guaranteed $71 million to become a free agent again. Greinke, 32, led the majors with a 1.66 ERA this season. Also, Mets bench coach Bob Geren joined the list of candidates for the Dodgers' managerial job.

GORDON DECLINES OPTION: All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon, 31, of the World Series champion Royals declined his player option and will test free agency for the first time.

INDIANS: The team declined its $3 million option for next season on veteran outfielder and former Durant standout Ryan Raburn, 34.

WHITE SOX: The team declined a $10 million option on shortstop Alexei Ramirez and owes the former All-Star a $1 million buyout. Ramirez, 34, could be a target for the Rays.

Mets GM Alderson okay after collapse 11/04/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 9:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Lightning edges Red Wings on road

    Lightning Strikes

    DETROIT — The digs were different, the Lightning seeing the masterfully-done new Little Caesar's Arena for the first time.

    Lightning center/Red Wings’ killer Tyler Johnson gets past defenseman Trevor Daley on his way to the first goal of the game.
  2. Armwood pulls away to defeat Plant 27-7, remain undefeated

    Footballpreps

    SEFFNER — First-year Armwood coach Evan Davis pulled out all the stops to get his team psyched for Monday's annual grudge match against Plant.

    Armwood defensive end Malcolm Lamar (97) gets fired up before the start of the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  3. Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Vernon Hargreaves needs to improve

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The Bucs now rank 31st in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 301 yards per game in their 2-3 start, and coach Dirk Koetter was asked Monday how concerned he is with the play of second-year CB Vernon Hargreaves.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, throwing an incompletion under pressure after replacing injured Jameis Winston against the Cardinals,  would start this Sunday in Buffalo if Winston’s shoulder is still bothering him.
  4. Backhand shot makes Nikita Kucherov's offense even more dangerous

    Lightning Strikes

    DETROIT — Nikita Kucherov is on a historic streak, just the fourth player in the past 30 years to score a goal in each of his first six games.

    Nikita Kucherov’s backhand shot adds to his strong scoring.
  5. Rick Pitino officially fired by Louisville amid federal corruption probe

    College

    In an expected move, the University of Louisville Athletic Association's Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to fire men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. The decision came 19 days after Louisville acknowledged that its men's basketball program was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe and …

    In this Oct. 20, 2016, file photo, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino reacts to a question during a press conference in Louisville, Ky. Louisville's Athletic Association on Monday officially fired Pitino, nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe. [AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File]