Originally written on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 2/27/12

26 Oct 1998: Mike Piazza of the New York Mets shakes hands with Mets Owners Fred Wilpon (R) and Nelson Doubleday (L) during a Press Conference in New York City, New York. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /Allsport





These tweets from Mets on-field reported Kevin Burkhardt should provide you with a pretty good idea of Fred Wilpons comments this morning with regards to the teams finances. To be fair, I can see why Wilpon would get frustrated having thrown as much money as he's had with minimal playoff success, but I don't believe him for half a second that that is why he reduced the payroll as he has.

I do agree with Kevin that the Mets future plans revolve around their young prospects and the hope that they can build around them. Its probably not a terrible plan, but its still a major change of course for a franchise that has annually been among the tops in baseball when it comes to payroll. Will see how these court case plays out next month, but I highly doubt the Wilpons are as financially secure as he made it out to seem today.

If you not already, follow Kevin on twitter at @KBurkhardtSNY. He doesn't tweet half as much as a lot of the other guys down there, but his tweets content driven and related to things we as fans care about.
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