These are 5 potential closers all earning less than Francisco, the worst starting closer in baseball. Even the Marlins demoted Bell when he couldn't get the job done, and he makes more than FF. Our organization is so pathetic. They clearly have no desire to improve or win.
"Don't you think that the Wilpons should be held accountable for the decisions they make. "
How so and by whom?
"Fans and media. "
Okay sure. Attendance was down and will continue to drop unless the team starts winning.
That's not holding them accountable. It's making a decision not to spend the money. The Wilpons don't really know why you stopped going to games. ANY owner or GM knows that losing team = less attendance = less revenue.
As for the media, it seems they've been pretty anti-Wilpon, for the most part.
"Hey Fargol notice the decline in attendance year after year? "
Of course. People don't feel the expense is worth it given the economy and the Mets being bad since 2009.
So what? It happens with EVERY team. Do you or olerud expect attendance to drop to zero?
It's PARTLY about the economy. If the team was good, more would come.
Some people choose not to go for a combination of reasons.
Of the people who decided not to go to games, in your estimation, what percentage of them (roughly) aren't going solely because of the owners?
Also, if the Mets become a winning team (work with me here) but the Wilpons were still the owners, do you think attendance would rise?
I don't understand why anyone buys thickets or goes to games at this point.
PAID attendance should be averaging 15k per game.
"I don't understand why anyone buys thickets or goes to games at this point. "Some people love baseball, and are very loyal to their team. If they weren't having a good time, they wouldn't go.
"PAID attendance should be averaging 15k per game. "Unless the team truly hits rock bottom (they're not there yet), that'll never happen.
"I think that the team is bad becuase the Wilpons are the owners."Yes, but remember the team was very good in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
But in general, yes, as owners go they are inept.
"So implicitly, many fans don't attend becuase of the Wilpons."Some, yes, but in my opinion people don't go just because the Wilpons are owners. Those people would go to games, for the most part, if the team started winning.
Winning solves all things.
" It shows a desire to fatten the Wilpons pockets."
Huh? So people who are attending games do it because they want to help make the Wilpons rich?