Did the Mets Spend to Win?
I read and hear many empty excuses for the Mets’ current financial problems and their inability to spend enough money to field a competitive team in 2012. Toward that end, I’d like to share two comments posted to MetsBlog on Sunday.
First, from “Hodges14”
… I never hear the Yankees owners complaining that they lost $70M in a season so they can’t put a competitive team on the field for years to come. Since George Steinbrenner bought the team in the early 70s he always understood that if you make winning the priority you will sell tickets and the business can sustain itself.
Second, in reply to this comment, from “4everMets“:
You hit the nail right on the head!!!! The Wilpons are NOT interested in winning!!! Imho, they only want to be good enough to sell tix and play meaningful games in Sept. Nobody has talked about how if the Wilpons were making ALL this money through Madoff how they STILL would not spend enough to get the Mets over the top instead settling for the B or C free agent instead of spending on the sure thing. This is where they wind up wasting their money.
Please post your reaction to these thoughts in the comments.