Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/30/14

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
With all the recent revalations of how Selig has aided the Wilpons maintain ownership on countless occasions, I felt this needed to be said: Selig is not helping the Mets; he is simply helping his buddy Fred. The job of the MLB commissioner is to keep everything running smoothly in several areas of the game. His goals are to keep the game both popular and economically sound. That is done is by keeping as many teams as possible competitive year in and year out. So when an owner’s finances dry up, what shouldn’t be done is give him every opportunity to remain the owner of a baseball team. In the situation with the Mets, Selig is letting a team in New York, the biggest market on earth, go down the tubes so Wilpon can maintain his ownership. Despite what he SHOULD do, Selig has instead provided Wilpon with a $25 million loan, given him an extention on repaying that loan, helped Wilpon and Katz get out of their deal with Einhorn and of course the reports we learned from our own Joe D. Th...
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