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LI Businessman Expresses Interest In Mets

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A Long Island businessman who made his fortune marketing vodka wants to help the Mets.

Martin Silver, who owners the Georgi vodka brand, said he wants to meet with Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon to discuss buying a piece of their struggling franchise.

“We feel we could help them with the marketing, get the fan base back, we want the New York fans to believe again,” Silver said. “We don’t want the Yankees to get all the publicity with all the millions and millions of dollars they’re spending.”

The offer comes after the Wilpon family announced it’s looking to sell a minority share of the team and after reports that the Wilpons have major financial issues, including a lawsuit that accuses them of knowing about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme.

The Wilpons lost millions of dollars investing with Madoff and a trustee representing some of the Madoff victims is suing the Mets owners to recover money.

  • Jayz efe

    The clubhouse has been a mess with the scandals, the fights, etc. These two have proven they know nothing about running a sports franchise or a business in general with choices of Minaya, Manuel, etc. The best thing that could happen is a short sale of the entire enterprise to a new ownership.

  • oktoday

    To bad because I felt that this time he has put together good management/manager this time.

    Let hope that the players on the team do good and that they get good attendance, so that the income will be good enough as the years come about, so that they can keep rolling along.

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