Found March 06, 2012 on Mets Fever:
PLAYERS: Fred Wilpon
TEAMS: New York Mets
Mike-piazza
What would be the best case scenario for Mets fans when it comes to the future of the team? Many, if not most, would argue that the most favorable scenario involves a MLB takeover of the New York Mets, much like the one witness last season in Los Angeles. That takeover would usher in a new ownership group while simultaneously showing Fred Wilpon the door. That scenario...doesn't appear to be coming any time soon.What took place in US District Court on Monday shouldn't have come to a surprise to anyone. By most accounts going into the day, there was little chance that Judge Radkoff was going to simply dismiss the suit. Furthermore, with all the outrageous numbers being thrown around in this case (as much as $1 billion dollars), it was logical to think the Wilpons were going to lose some money.Up to and additional $83 million dollars appears destined to be added to the mound of debt Fred Wilpon has accumulated. Bad news for him, sure, but not nearly as damning as the new...
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