Is to get enough of us to buy their bull* plan...lots of prospects coming up, just wait until 2014...(and then next year it'll be 2015) when the newbies start to bear fruit, etc...
They know alot of us won't believe them, but it doesn;t matter. They just need to get 25,000 butts in seats to break even. Then SNY gives them a nice little kick, allowing for a small profit for the Wilpon funeral fund.
Why give Bourn $12M a year when they can hold onto it? Bourn wouldn't make them competitive in the division anyway this year, so why spend it just to make the tam a little more entertaining this year when they can put the $12M in their pocket.
Anyone who pays to watch this team this year is an easy mark...and a fool.
I think the master plan has him giving the team to his son in 10 years or so. By that time debt will be paid and they can start anew.
Cant wait for the speech - Its been a hard 15 losing years but now we ware ready to compete once again. bla bla bla ....
"Why give Bourn $12M a year when they can hold onto it?"
Mets made an official offer to Bourn for 4 years 12M a year, if Boras said yes it's binding. So I don't see where not wanting to give him 12M plays into it when they were obviously willing to give him 12M a year.
Thanks, good post!..I've been a fan since 1965, and while I totally understand the nature of the ups and downs most MLB teams go through over time, having to reload every so often and bring in new pieces I really loathe the way the Wilpons have lied to us at every turn.
I get they can;t always share or be truthful about 100% of what's going on, but they've gone out of their way to look us in the eye and smile while they shamelessly shoved more lies down our throats.
Organizations which reap profits through exploitation of people's emotions or weaknesses have been around for awhile...RJ Reynolds, Phillip Morris, the Roman Catholic church...we can add the NY Mets to the list.
I don't blame anyone for not going to the games if the team stinks and ownership is making zero effort to improve. And I don't blame anyone for not wanting to waste summer evening hours watching baseball if the team isn't any good.
I go to a couple games every year to take my nephew and niece and another couple with friends, but there's no doubt I'd be going to more if the team was good. I'd also catch a lot more games on TV instead of just checking the boxscores after.
If people want to waste their valuable time, especially in the summer, watching a garbage team then be my guest. I consider myself a loyal enough fan, I don't root for any other team and I still follow what they're doing. But there's no chance I'm going to spend the same kind of time to watch or go to games if the team is bad. Why should anyone?