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Bud Selig is not at all worried about the Mets’ finances

May 14, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

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The story from earlier in the week that Saul Katz wants to sell his share of the Mets — which he adamantly denied the same day — was based on the premise that the Mets are losing money and Katz is tired of subsidizing the team. That’s what the New York Times said anyway.

Bud Selig says he’s heard nothing about Katz wanting to sell and cited the denial, but he went a step further and said that there was no truth to the assumption that the Mets are losing money:

I’ve said this repetitively — I have no concerns about the Mets. I have no reason to have any concerns. Why should I have? That’s the whole point . . . I’m very optimistic about what they’re doing. The only people telling me to have concerns are people who don’t know and haven’t seen any facts . . . I don’t understand these stories because I have all the economic facts — nothing to support (the team is hemorrhaging money). Major League Baseball has all the economic information. This idea that I should have reason to be concerned is just wrong.”

I suppose that’s good news. But it’s also frustrating for Mets fans who look at the bullpen they’re stuck with and assume it’s that way because the team is broke. Now what? It’s that way because the team just doesn’t want a good bullpen?

  1. jfk69 - May 14, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Dear Lord… Please make Wilpon say he will sell. Thank you for getting that imbecile Selig retired. Now….Please call him home.

    • voteforno6 - May 14, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Maybe Wilpon is on one of those Donald Sterling tapes.

  2. jfk69 - May 14, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    How a major NY baseball franchise can not make money is truly a testament to the business acumen of Wilpon.
    new name for developer..lol..Wilpon
    NY METS AKA MT POCKETS

    • paperlions - May 14, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      But they are making money. They didn’t have any money to buy the team…they pretty much borrowed nearly all of the money for everything they “own”…they are bringing in enough money to pay off those loans and to run the team (more or less). The problem is how much money they didn’t start with.

  3. anxovies - May 14, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    What? Me worry?

  4. jfk69 - May 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

    NY POST sports headline I would love to see.

    MIAMI REAL ESTATE INVESTOR AROD TO BUY METS

    from New York developer sans Wall Street Investor Wilpon
    When asked for confirmation Saul Katz stated
    I know nothing. For past ten years it has been like that.
    lol

  5. Old Gator - May 14, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    And you can believe me, because I never lie and I’m always right.

    • jfk69 - May 14, 2014 at 6:06 PM

      that was funny

    • 4d3fect - May 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      So wake up, (slap) and take a look at your only logical choice.

  6. disgracedfury - May 14, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    He’ll make a way for them to keep the Mets.He helped John Henry steal the Red Sox.He helps his friends.

    • voteforno6 - May 14, 2014 at 6:03 PM

      In the process, he also allowed Jeffrey Loria to loot the Expos.

  7. tbutler704 - May 14, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Bud Selig is shady as hell.

  8. sdelmonte - May 14, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    I look at the bullpen and see a typical bullpen. Isn’t that the one part of the team you don’t spend lots of dough on?

  9. 461deep - May 14, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Ponzi schemes take no prisoners. Mets were looking to sell 20% part or parts of the team a few years ago. Probably doing better now but everyone denies interest in selling until crazy great offer is made. Wilpon’s holdings are diverse and the Mets area may look okay. But is Selig privy to non-baseball areas. Katz may need $$$ to bet on the Preakness & Belmont or is testing the waters, mad at Wilpon, Sooner or later all franchises change hands so Mets & Yankees will again as well. Would buy myself if 40 years younger & 20 B richer. On Mets, no secret Wright’s power numbers have suffered at Citi Field. Despite this he was willing to stay even though he could have signed elsewhere for equal $$$. Fenway folk would have loved him. Let’s see if Giancarlo does likewise. Everyone laments that the Yankees built a band box but they did it to support their lefty power.
    Still dream of a young healthy Mantle playing now.

  10. gbart22 - May 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    It’s that way because when harvey was injured Alderson saw a golden opportunity to do nothing.

  11. Bob - May 14, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Bud is going to protect the Wilpon because he’s Bud’s boy, and Bud takes care of his boys. Much like

    Helped Loria land the Marlins after almost completing the destruction of the Expos
    Helped John Henry land the Red Sox even though he wasn’t the highest bidder
    Helped Drayton McLane make out like a bandit with a way overpriced $600 million sale of the Astros and a team TV network that is losing money and value faster than the Wilpons in a Ponzi scheme. But as part of that sale, Selig had his friends in the media drag Crane’s name through the mud until Crane agreed to the league switch that Selig attached to the sale approval.

    Don’t be surprised if you learn later that MLB was propping up the Mets by giving Wilpon money to keep the team afloat.

    • chill1184 - May 15, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      “Don’t be surprised if you learn later that MLB was propping up the Mets by giving Wilpon money to keep the team afloat.”

      MLB has been giving Wilpon loans although Selig says he stopped which I honestly don’t believe.

  12. Bob - May 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    And if Wilpon wasn’t Selig’s boy, he woulda been gone the minute it came out he was connected to Bernie Madoff.

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