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Mets lay off 15 of their approx. 180 employees

Nov 4, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

Mr. Met and security personnel prepare to escort Frederick Johnson from Citi Field Reuters

More fallout from the Wilpon family’s bad business decisions.

The Mets have let go nearly 10 percent of their approximately 180 non-player employees, they admitted in a statement late Friday afternoon (because that’s the time of the week this kind of news always gets announced).

The reductions came in both the baseball and business operations departments. No word on who was let go, but it seems like a safe guess that all 14 of the team’s vice presidents kept their jobs.

Regardless, it sounds like the team’s unpaid interns will be especially busy this winter.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Nov 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    I hear Mr. Met was fired. They are replacing him with Mr. Bankrupt. The new mascot will be a homeless guy that will be dressed like a hobo.

    • lyon810 - Nov 4, 2011 at 7:05 PM

      as opposed to the homeless man’s usual attire consisting of a purple mesh tank-top and faded jeans, right?

      • halladaysbiceps - Nov 4, 2011 at 7:09 PM

        ???

        It’s a joke. Lighten up.

      • SmackSaw - Nov 4, 2011 at 7:49 PM

        Purple mesh? You’re referring to a hobo sexual.

  2. Old Gator - Nov 4, 2011 at 9:51 PM

    This should clear luxury tax space for a 41-year-old utility infielder.

    • yankeesfanlen - Nov 4, 2011 at 10:33 PM

      Gator, we’re the ones in charge of luxury tax around here.

      • Old Gator - Nov 5, 2011 at 1:06 AM

        Fine, send me a check. I didn’t come anywhere near the cap.

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