Dear Mark Cuban
Please save the Mets
The Mets financial situation is complicated, so I’ll try to break it down quickly before I get to my point.
Bernie Madoff basically screwed tons of people out of tons of money. Somehow the Mets made money out of the whole deal and now the people who lost all their money are suing the people (or groups) who benefitted and are demanding some money back to help with the losses.
There is a problem though. The Mets don’t have the money to pay back what is being asked of them so they are selling a minority share of the team, and possibly SNY if it comes down to that. There is one man who can save the day, and it isn’t Mike Piazza (although I’m sure he could still hit 30 homers and drive in 100 today if he had to) but I digress.
Mark Cuban says he would be interested in looking into the Mets deal if the Mets go to him with a proposition. He has said:
“On the Mets, I’m not gonna chase it, I’m not gonna call out [to them]. If they want to contact me, if they have an interest and they think I’d be a good owner, I’d take their call and I’d be more than happy to discuss it…but I’m done chasing and bidding on baseball teams.”
As far as I can tell, the Wilpons don’t have a lot of options here. Not only does Cuban have the finances to pull the franchise out of impending bankruptcy, but he has the desire to produce a winning product, and as a Mets fan, that’s an intriguing proposition. I’m tired of this overshadowing the beginning of what could be a less mediocre year for the Mets. The Wilpons need to get the deal done, and let Mark Cuban save the franchise.