In this article, the Sports Money blog of Forbes magazine says:
Baseball’s worst owner? Always tough to say, given how subjective the arguments can be. But the Mets’ Fred Wilpon is certainly making a good run at it.
The article says that the Mets are flawed because they think New York won’t tolerate a rebuild, and that the Mets are obsessed with the Yankees.
I understand the sentiment, and it is one I used to share, but here in the 2010′s I disagree. Â There’s way too many other things to spend money on, including the Yankees. Â There’s a generation of future fans at stake. Â There’s a 24/7 news cycle that goes beyond the 20 years of sports radio now. Â You may have heard about this internet thing.
Baseball was once our passive soap opera. Â Something you watched on Channel 9 on a summer night. Â Now baseball season never ends, and the Mets can be the lead story every day. Â As I wrote in the article below, it’s all about how consumers spend their cash. Â No, the Mets can’t go into rebuilding mode. Â Not in this town in this decade.
That doesn’t mean the team is doomed. Â They just need a new person to run the show.