IT IS FANS LIKE YOU THAT ENABLE THE WILPONS...THAT IS WHY THEY THINK THEY CAN FIELD A MINOR LEAGUE TEAM YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT.. Truth be known,I am a bigger fan than you...
Why is someone who's upset that the Mets stink, and that their FO has done nothing to improve the team, not even signing a Young, who'd be our best outfielder, for pocket lint...not a real fan?
Why is someone who doesn't want to pay major league prices to watch last years Buffalo Bison team...which stunk in AAA...not a real fan?
What is a real fan? Someone who disconects his brain and accepts whatever baloney the Wilpons shovel at them? Someone who ingnores the fact that the W-L record get worse every year? Someone who doesn't expect ownership to at least try to win?
I think not!
The real fans are disgusted with SA and the Wilpons. The real fans want to watch a winning team with good major league players, not a bunch of bumbling minor league wannabees and guys off the scrap heap.
So don't say someone isn't a real fan because they won't lick Fred's boots.
Yeah convince the 3dozen or so fans on this board to stay home>>
it's funny you mention it I was thinking about it the other day and it's really the same 15 to 20 people who post here over and over again.. We're pretty close knit here I guess
"Then the second they were actually able to drop payroll, this past offseason, there was no hesitation. You want to blame the fans, who had already been through 2 horrific collapses prior to this whole financial/Madoff mess? Hey that's your right. I disagree with you completely."
Carlos Delgado finished 9th in MVP voting in 2008, why wasn't he traded instead of paying him 14M in 2009. Beltran hit 284/27/112 in 2008 why wasn't he traded as well, we saw the Marlins do it this year so if they really were desperate for money after Maddoff situation broke before the season in 2009 why didn't they have a fire sale and sell off all all their high priced players like the Marlins and even the Red Sox did last year?
Krod had a 1.90 ERA at All Star Break in 2009, you are telling me they couldn't find any takers for him to get rid of his contract?
"As I recall, when word of the extent of their losses and potential losses, and the Piccard lawsuit broke, suddenly the checkbook was 100% closed. Remember the offseason of '09/'10, when everyone was speculating about whether they were going to get Joel Piniero, John Garland, Jason Marquis... or would they take a chance on a Ben Sheets or a Carl Pavano? Maybe 2 or 3 of the above? The answer was NOTHING."
Yea cause I am sure the fact that attendance from 08 to 09 dropped from 3,154,000 to 2,559,00 almost 600,000 had nothing to do with it...
You do understand that attendance has very little to do with their financial issues right? They lost money in 2009 with 3.1 million attendance and 93% capacity. Comparing 2008 attendance to 2009 is a bit comical since they chose to move into a smaller stadium and actually filled the stadium to a higher percentage in 2009.
Don't you find it a bit curious that you never heard a word about losses or financial problems before Madoff? For example, in 2005 payroll was more than $100 million and attendance was 2.8 million, but I don't recall anything about them losing money.