Found August 16, 2012 on Mets360.com:
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Fred Wilpon is approached at Citi Field, asked about next year’s payroll and says “Ask Sandy.” Sandy Alderson is approached a couple of days later with the same question and says “I haven’t discussed it with ownership yet.” Which way does the wind blow? Will the player personnel budget increase or decrease further in 2013? Will moves be made to improve the disappointing product on the field? Is 2013 to be the major stepping stone to the promised Nirvana of 2014? Will the Mets finally be better than mediocre-at-best? Well, if Fred and Sandy don’t know, we fans certainly don’t. And that’s a problem for the rest of 2012 and probably for 2014, as well. Whatever the plan is, in the going-forward it is wrapped up tighter than the Pentagon Papers were. I can understand Sandy Alderson being reluctant to lay out his entire strategy, naked for all the world to see. I can get not blabbing away whatever leverage you might have among free-agents-to-be or revealing your overall arc to th...
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