December 6, 2013

Wilpon Vs. Alderson Blame Game Rages On

As the Mets have devolved over the last four years, fans have searched for answers.  Although the Bernie Madoff scandal was public, the aftereffects as they related to the team's ownership group never were.  As a result, the debate of who was to blame for the team's ever diminishing payroll is often split between the Wilpons and Sandy Alderson, who conveniently took the team's GM spot about the same time.

Despite that fact that today should have been the high point (with the exception of resigning David Wright) over the past four years, today was no different.  In the fog of war following the confirmation that the Mets had signed Curtis Granderson to a 4 year, $60 million dollar contract, WFAN's Mike Francesa stated on air that Sandy Alderson held firm with a three year offer to Curtis Granderson and that it was the Wilpons who went over his head to add the fourth guaranteed year.

Immediately those within the fan base took the airwaves that Francesa's statement proves that Alderson is at fault for organization's downfall.  Then...this:
Look, I honestly don't know who is right anymore.  I find it hard to believe that any general manager wouldn't spend every red cent (within reason) offered to him by his owners.  With that said, I'm not blind enough to think that Alderson hasn't low-balled people in the past.  Now was that because its his financial philosophy or because he didn't have the money to offer?  We'll probably never know for sure, but one thing I do know is that today was a rare good day for the Mets, so lets not ruin it for each other.

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