Dear Mr. Fred Wilpon:
It’s time – you need to sell the team.
I know the truth often smarts, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate.
I understand New York Mets baseball has been a part of your life since you purchased that one-percent share back in 1980, half of the shares in 1986 and finally everything in 2002.
And for many of those years, you put the team in a position to win. The early 1990s were awful, but you and Mr. Doubleday assembled a crack infield of John Olerud, Rey Ordonez, Edgardo Alfonzo and Robin Ventura as the new millennium arrived. Mike Piazza gave the team some star power, at least until Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran arrived years later. Jose Reyes and David Wright became proof the times were changing. And the 2006 team probably deserved to win it all, save for an upstart St. Louis team that peaked at just the right time.
But that was then and this is now.
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