By Ed Coleman
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By any stretch of the imagination, Wednesday was a banner day for Mets fans everywhere. When owner Fred Wilpon announced in Florida that the financial turmoil that had long plagued and hindered the franchise for many years was now a thing of the past, a huge cloud of uncertainty was lifted.
Wilpon stated that general manager Sandy Alderson will have the financial wherewithal to make major free-agent signings in the future if deemed appropriate, meaning if Alderson feels it benefits the team both currently and for the long-term future. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the Mets would start expanding their budget and throwing money around more liberally — but it does mean that they could, and that’s a breath of fresh air to Mets fans.
The Bernie Madoff mess had made life miserable for all concerned on numerous levels, but the financial problems, fiscal shortcomings and obvious lack of cash flow is all behind them now, according to Wilpon.