There’s no shame in admitting you got fleeced in the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Plenty of honest, well-meaning people lost their life savings, so the Wilpons aren’t alone. The difference is that the Mets still are asking their fans to believe in them – to buy their tickets, pay for their Shake Shack Burgers, tune into SNY.
In return, the fans are entitled to an honest accounting of where this team is headed. It was obvious in ’04, when Minaya flew to the Dominican Republic to wine and dine Pedro. It was just as plain in ’06, when Billy Wagner was given a goodwill tour of New York City. And in ’07, when Santana was willing to walk away from a $140 million contract over a mere $5 million, so Jeff Wilpon wisely caved in and decided to pay in full.
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