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Quote of the Day: Are the Mets a mid-market club?

Jul 8, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

I presume the quoted gentleman means in practice, not in fact.

“There is a sense, a real sense, that the Mets are now operating as a
mid-market club, unwilling or unable to dive in to attract the best that
money can buy, even if they most assuredly did lavish a $137.5 million
guaranteed contract on Johan Santana a couple of winters ago.”

Larry Brooks, New York Post, disparaging the Mets for — as best as I can tell — not being interesting enough for the tabloids to write about.

When LeBron James picks the Heat tonight, don’t think for a minute that avoiding getting savaged in the press for no good reason didn’t have something to do with it.

  1. ben s - Jul 8, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Hey Craig, just a heads up, the final vote has ended (for the AL at least). Nick Swisher won in what was apparently the closest final vote ever.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 9, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    Maybe avoiding the single collective asshole (as opposed to collective intelligence) that is the extended New York sports press, squawk radio included, did have something to do with it. I think, though, that the lack of a state income tax in Macondo and the SoBe babes had more to do with it.

  3. Simon DelMonte - Jul 9, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Funny. I always thought that the current Yanks are, front office aside, really, really DULL. They go out there and win. That’s it. The Mets? Omar! Jerry! The Wilpons! Carlos Beltran’s knee! K-Rod! It’s a never ending supply of overblown crises, well suited to the knuckleheads at the Post and the Daily News.
    Not, quite honestly, that operating as a “mid-market team” is a bad thing. It works for a lot of mid-market teams. And when the Mets have tried to operate as another Yankees, they failed. But the issue here is, basically, the Post is convinced the Wilpons are broke, and that the Mets are fated to fail, and maybe that those of us loyal to the team are fools. Maybe, but some of us fools won’t read one word of your tabloid.

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