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Alderson reunites with A's as senior advisor

January 29, 2019

OAKLAND -- The A's welcomed back a familiar presence on Tuesday by naming Sandy Alderson as senior advisor to baseball operations.Alderson, who most recently served as general manager for the Mets from 2011-18, was the executive who was responsible for assembling the A's three consecutive American League championship teams (1988-90).

OAKLAND -- The A's welcomed back a familiar presence on Tuesday by naming Sandy Alderson as senior advisor to baseball operations.
Alderson, who most recently served as general manager for the Mets from 2011-18, was the executive who was responsible for assembling the A's three consecutive American League championship teams (1988-90). The '89 club won the World Series by sweeping the Giants in four games.
Alderson served with the A's under different front-office titles from 1981-98. He then became Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations from 1998-2005 before joining the Padres as chief executive officer from 2005-09. He was a special consultant to Baseball's Commissioner for Latin America in 2010 before joining the Mets.

"I am thrilled to welcome Sandy as a senior advisor to baseball operations," A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane said in a statement. "His mentorship and friendship have been invaluable to me over the course of my career, and I look forward to the expertise and perspective he will add at every level of the organization. [General manager] David [Forst] and I couldn't be more excited to bring him back to Oakland."
"I am really excited to return to the A's and the Bay Area," Alderson said in a statement. "I look forward to being as helpful as I can to Billy, David, and the rest of the baseball operations staff."

Chris Haft has covered the Major Leagues since 1991 and has worked for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat.