Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/2/12

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
We’ve covered both the history of the Wilpon family (part one) and the projected profit and loss (P&L) immediate future of this team. On paper, the Mets are going to be back in the black, have better ballplayers, larger attendance, and, hopefully, a win-loss record above .500.I believe they will not only make the playoffs in 2014, but they will represent the National League in the World Series. I base this solely on the projected rotation, which looks, at the time, to be one of the best in baseball.But what if they fall flat on their faces, finish in last place, lose three of their top starts to career-ending injuries and a sink hole develops in left field swallowing Jason Bay (you still have to pay him next year)?Well… Major League Baseball is nearing agreements with Fox and Turner Sports on eight-year contracts through 2021.[i] The amount baseball is projected to receive is… wait for it… double what the current agreement pays out to the individual teams, to an average of $800...
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