The feeling among club officials is that the team will have a better chance to return to the playoffs — and win in October — in 2016.
Assuming the Mets don’t secure a postseason berth, Alderson should get a pink slip. And the Wilpons, who can’t be fired and clearly have no intention of selling, will continue to kill our spirits and run this franchise into the ground.
A group of Mets fans has its own slogan this season, a message directed at the club’s owners. When the team arrived at Citi Field for Monday’s home opener, it was greeted by two new billboards just outside the ballpark.
Asked during an ESPN profile about the Wilpon family and whether he thinks they want him to buy a house in the Connecticut suburbs, get a station wagon and get married, Harvey said: “I have one father, basically.”
“I am satisfied that the New York Mets have a very strong desire to be successful on the field, and that they’re making decisions directed at being successful on the field.”
Mets owner Fred Wilpon wouldn’t divulge what he said during a rare address to his team on Monday. Neither would captain David Wright. But word is that he delivered quite the positive punch.
“He just wanted to talk about the club, which he loves to do,” Collins told reporters. “He loves to talk baseball. But he’s not mad at all.”
Are you hoping that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will demand that the Wilpons start spending more money on players? Well, don’t get your hopes up.
“Last I checked, Fred is not the general manager. Last I checked, Jeff is not the general manager. Last I checked, Saul is not the general manager.”
Owners can’t be fired, but one disgruntled Mets fan is determined to get Fred and Jeff out of Queens.
As far as Sandy Alderson returning goes, the media and the masses seem largely simpatico. But perhaps that speaks to the relaxed expectations we have for the Mets, where mediocrity is a victory. As long as they aren’t rancid, we see progress.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets’ ownership.
It’s late-June, and I have stopped watching games. I’m done. It’s just too infuriating, too maddening, too depressing, too boring.
Most fans would say the Mets’ ownership has a spending problem. That is, they’re not doing enough of it. But do they also have a meddling problem?
Saul Katz isn’t going anywhere. Just ask basically anyone in the know about the Mets.