OK Freddy Now Show Us Why We Should Care?

Why is Freddy smiling? Well, he just beat the rap! picture credit to John Marshall Mantle of the NY Times

I care about Fred Wilpon’s finances as much as he cares about mine which is nil.  Yesterday was a win for Fred and Uncle Saul but was it a win for Mets fans? That remains to be seen.

My concern in this whole clusterfuck of finance is how and when do the Mets get back to being championship contenders and that Jeffy Wilpon is kept away from the big boys running the baseball operations. It doesn’t matter if the Skill Sets discover gold, oil and a poppy field in Mo’Zone, as long as Sandy Alderson and his staff are allowed to do the baseball work, things have a good chance of working out for Mets but if they go back to business as usual then yesterday could be looked at as a dark day for Mets fans.

I have no problem with the Skill Sets owning the Mets what bothers me is when they get themselves involved in things they have no business in like obtaining players either by free agency, trading or drafting. Right now you have very competent people employed to run that end of the business like you did in the mid 60’s when Whitey Herzog ran the farm system and in the 80’s when Frank Cashen ran the organization, both times the Mets had their best success. I believe if Wilpon leaves Sandy Alderson alone this could be a renaissance of Mets baseball and if Fred was smart he’d understand this.

The Skill Sets are still faced with massive debt on the team, ball park and SNY so all yesterday really did was drop one of their 99 problems now that Irv Picard ain’t one. One of those 99 problems for the Mets is how to get ass’s in the seats of Citi Field, of course winning would help solve that but in order to get the fan base revved up the ownership had to show there is a commitment to winning. By commitment I don’t mean spending stupid money like in the past but showing the fan base that they really want to improve this team. As it stands today the club is deficient in starting pitching and bench depth as well as not having a bona fide veteran catcher to go along with a crippling contract of Jason Bay who doesn’t look like he’s going to have a turnaround season. You want to win back your fan base, allow Alderson to deal Bay with the team that will take half of the $35 mil that owed to Bay ($16 mil this season and next with a $3mil buyout in ’14) and the Skill Sets take the other half then I’ll say there is a commitment to making the Mets better and the fan base will know it and maybe that will get folks back to attending games at Citi Field. But again with the massive debt still on the Wilpon’s shoulders I doubt we’ll see this. You know maybe if they just started telling Mets fan the truth about the financial commitment they are making towards the team would be a good start to mend fences with the fan base.

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  1. Met Fan Since '62 says:

    Well, now we’re stuck with them, although I don’t know if it will be for very long. This guy obviously would never have had the cash to buy the team without Madoff’s funny money, and he and Sonny Boy’ve probably gotten themselves into all kinds of complicated and Byzantine arrangements to hang on to the team so far. If they have, say, $200 million, they also have almost that much in debt, if not more. I don’t think there’s going to be enough money to run a good team (let alone a great one) for years, if ever.

    I also wonder just what kind of bad karmic vibes are resulting from having an owner who wishes he owned the Brooklyn Dodgers, a team that hasn’t existed for 55 years. I don’t think that’s an irrelevant notion, this club has thrived when the person owning the team (or first among equals) was a passionate baseball fan who loved THIS PARTICULAR BALLCLUB. I’m talking about Joan Payson and Nelson Doubleday. Fred Wilpon’s great passion was reconstructing the shell of Ebbets Field. He didn’t even bother noticing the ballfield inside was an offense killing recreation of old Comiskey Park. As for bothering with what team played in said park, the 2012 Mets look capable of 110 losses, maybe more.

  2. Fred Wilpon is a crook and an asshole. As long as he is here we have problems. When he is dead we have bigger problems becasue Jeff is a bigger asshole.

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