Found February 28, 2012 on Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest:
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Give Fred Wilpon credit, he really does try to sell his team. The problem is he’s run out of sell stories that even the most loyal of Mets fans could justify. That should scare him even if in the unlikely event he survives his personal financial crisis and keeps his beloved franchise. The beat reporters tried to press Wilpon about the team’s ownership woes yesterday. Fred is a great salesman, even when he says things that aren’t completely accurate or make sense, he does it with humor and a smile. Co-opt is a strong word, so I rather go with “charming” to describe how he pissed on the media’s leg yesterday and told them it’s raining. The problem is no amount of charm will change the fact that his family is on trial, his team is in debt, and his network- a minority investor in which he owns 65%- has their own debt crisis. Although MLB is anti-trust exempt and Sterling Equities a private business, behaviors and simple arithmetic state there are huge problems. For example, why is it th...
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