If you’re on the Mets list you got an awfully suspicious, email blast yesterday.
I think the Mets may have a major financial problem on their hands.
“Dear Mets Fans:
As Sterling Equities announced in December, we are engaged in discussions to settle a lawsuit brought against us and other Sterling partners and members of our families by the Trustee in the Madoff bankruptcy…
However, to address the air of uncertainty created by this lawsuit, and to provide additional assurance that the New York Mets will continue to have the necessary resources to fully compete and win, we are looking at a number of potential options including the addition of one or more strategic partners…
Regardless of the outcome of this exploration, Sterling will remain the principal ownership group of the Mets…
We wanted to share this information with you concurrent with sharing it with all Mets employees and the media. Thank you for your ongoing support.”
This is obviously an effort to control the message before the media smells blood in the water which tells me the Mets believe there is a MAJOR issue brewing.
The line that trips me up is,
“…we are looking at a number of potential options including the addition of one or more strategic partners…”
Which to me sounds like, “We need money!”
If the Wilpons suddenly need to sell off part of the Mets ya gotta imagine they’re about to get hammered on all that money they “withdrew” from Madoff.
It’s gonna be VERY interesting to see how this unfolds…