Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 12/23/11

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
A lot of good people write about the Mets so I reached out to some of my friends in the blogosphere and asked them to answer the following question in 100 words or so. If Fred Wilpon handed you the keys to the franchise on December 23, 2011 – what is the first thing you would do and why? Matthew Artus – Amazin’ Avenue If Fred Wilpon handed me the keys to the franchise today, I’d presumably still need to work within the confines of the franchise’s troublesome financial situation (because I know I won’t have the additional cash to make a move on my own). The renders significant roster upgrades at the Major League level futile since I likely still couldn’t pay for it, nor would it suddenly make the club a contender in 2012. So the first thing I’d do is restablish ties to the Mets’ former minor league affiliate in the Gulf Coast League at Port St. Lucie. Sure, it’s a low level club and the Mets still operate eight other teams throughout the minors (which is admittedly still better than...
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