April 17, 2021

Edgardo Alfonzo was thinking promotion just as Mets fired him (New York Post)


Edgardo Alfonzo is unsure where his next opportunity in baseball lies following his surprise dismissal from the Mets organization this offseason.

The popular former Mets infielder managed Single-A Brooklyn to the New York-Penn League championship last season, but was later told by the organization his contract wouldn’t be renewed. Alfonzo spent three seasons as Brooklyn’s manager.

“I thought I might get promoted a little bit because we won the championship,” Alfonzo told The Post on Tuesday. “And I liked what I did with the guys, because I taught them how to play, how to compete, how to play in New York the way you are supposed to.”

Alfonzo said he never received a real explanation for his ouster from general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. The Mets have since named Ed Blankmeyer, who spent 24 seasons as the head coach at St. John’s, as Brooklyn’s new manager.

Alfonzo, who played eight seasons in Flushing – the club announced Tuesday that he will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on May 17, along with Jon Matlack and Ron Darling – is hoping to receive an opportunity with another organization.

“In the beginning when I first came back to the Mets, I…

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