Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/30/13

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
Mets season ticket holders were gathered at the Caesar’s club at Citi Field tonight, where Sandy Alderson and his front office fielded questions about a variety of issues. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of covering the event and retweeting season ticket holders who were also there and many of the quotes. Regarding the lack of spending this offseason, Sandy Alderson insisted this was his decision and not ownership imposed. “The reason we haven’t spent the money is not because of Fred Wilpon,” he said. “It’s because of me.” “Since last year the Wilpons have had nothing but good news regarding their finances. Their financial capacity is far more than adequate and from a baseball perspective.” When asked how he will navigate future offseasons when there will always be high priced free agents and over-aggressive bidding, the Mets GM replied: “We understand what the market dictates and we have to be prepared to exist in that market. Am I going to recommended that we sit here i...
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