Fred Wilpon made comments to the media on Thursday at the quarterly owners meetings in Arizona. According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, Wilpon is optimistic about meeting the challenges facing the Mets and expects to keep majority ownership of the team. “We have to have a good team,” Wilpon said… but he offered no specifics about how soon that was likely to happen.
Costa also got some fairly nauseating quotes from MLB Commissioner for Life Bud Selig.
I think I liked it better when we didn’t hear from Fred Wilpon.
Yesterday’s other news focus was Johan Santana‘s rehab. I remain hopeful that the Mets’ one-time ace will pitch in major league games at some point this season, but until he’s pitching every fifth day in actual games, I’m just not interested in Santana’s rehab program.
We’re 38 days from the start of spring training. Original Met Roger Craig was the first New York Mets player to wear #38; the recently-departed Chris Capuano was the last. Other notable Mets to wear #38 include 1970s closer Skip Lockwood, 1980s starter (and 1990s Minnesota Twins closer) Rick Aguilera, 1997 inaugural Subway Series hero Dave Mlicki, and the lamentable Victor Zambrano.