By: Michael Ganci

With Wilpons, Mets Will Continue to Fall Short


It’s been a quiet offseason for the Mets, as they’re counting on the addition of Michael Cuddyer and the returns of Matt Harvey and David Wright to provide the team with the spark it needs to be competitive.

For far too long, the Mets have been the neglected stepchild in New York City, while the Yankees continued to be the toast of the town. When things don’t work out for the Bronx Bombers, they spend, even if there’s a risk involved. What do the Mets do? They look for the next year’s Fernando Tatis.

The problem is the Wilpons are businessmen, and not that good of ones at that. Google Bernard Madoff if you don’t know why. They seem to care about making money and promoting business than putting a winning team on the field. Newsflash: While promoting the Foo Fighters might lead to one sell out, fielding a winning team would lead to a lot more.

Fred will keep spinning the line about him growing up in Queens as a Mets’ fan, but he is out of tune. He doesn’t know what the public wants. All he knows is how to get screwed in business. Losing is bad business. See the attendance numbers. But when the payroll balloons to near $100 million, now the Mets need to shed a pitcher to make room to Fred doesn’t get an upset stomach. It’s bogus.

I may have been young, but I miss the Doubledays. I miss competitive baseball. Unlike Yankee fans, we don’t ask for a championship every season. We just want serious competitive September baseball. The most effective way to make that happen? Fred and Jeff need to sell.

I know, it’s never going to happen. So if they do win, the Wilpons aren’t going to be a part of it. They’re going to win in spite of them.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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