Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/15/11
Matthew Cerrone: Well, the Mets didn’t do themselves any favors by setting the renewal date so early (Nov. 7), since – at that point – those fans had no idea what they’re agreeing to pay to see (i.e., Jose Reyes). To be honest, I have heard from more fans this November - compared to years past – saying they do not intend to make that type of investment next year. In the case of one woman, who has had very expensive season tickets for the last two decades, she is basing her entire decision on how the team handles Reyes. In regards to the ticket market in general, she and other fans over the last year have e-mailed me to complain about how they pay a premium for season tickets (before knowing the product on the field), only to see those same seats for sale online for significantly less at the end of the year. Frankly, I’m not sure I get this specific complaint, since that’s the whole idea of paying that premium up front: to guarantee you get those tickets. Also, I am sure if the Me...
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