The New York Mets have somehow blown it again. Multiple sources say Steve Cohen is backing out of his deal to purchase the Amazins. Mets fans were so close to getting out of the grips of the Wilpons and hang on to what little hope is left for Cohen to purchase the team.
It seems as if every time something is going the right way for the New York Mets it all just falls apart. Early this year they had to fire fan favorite Carlos Beltran as their manager before he even managed a game. Now Mets fans, who just got over that nightmare, now have to suffer through a new one. It is fair to say this has been a very roller coaster of an offseason and very little has to do with players.
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There is still hope however as it seems the Wilpons are still looking to sell the team. Jeff Wilpon seems to be the only one trying to keep a grip on the franchise according to Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News. He reportedly altered the deal at the last minute and Cohen backed out. The Billionaire, however, is reportedly still open to negotiations.
At the end of the day, it is still Fred Wilpon’s decision. He would like to sell the team and Jeff really can’t stop him from doing so. However, if Jeff Wilpon has that big of an influence on his father, a deal may never get done. New York Mets fans will continue to have false hope going into each season.
Since 2002, when the Wilpons bought a controlling interest in the New York Mets, they have won just two divisions titles and have made the playoffs three times. Granted they went to The World Series one of those years but it was more a case of lightning in a bottle as they have not really come close since.
It seems this organization just can’t escape disaster and it all trickles down from the top. That top will apparently and unfortunately be hanging around a little longer and Mets fans are unhappy, to say the least. The best thing that can happen to this team is that pitchers and catchers report soon and all the false hope is temporarily replaced by the prospects of a new season.