Jeff Wilpon shot down any notion that the Mets were for sale in light of recent news that his father’s business, Sterling Equities, lost several hundred million dollars. They were scammed by Bernard Madoff, a 70-year-old investor that, according to the story, may’ve stolen $50 billion total.
Here’s the story than ran on ESPN from the AP. If you don’t have time to read it all, basically it includes the younger Wilpon saying the Mets, SNY and Citi Field will not be affected.
And the notion that the Mets are for sale? Forget it.
(The team is) uncategorically, totally, completely not for sale. … Not a piece of it, not a part of it, none of it.
Everyone will believe them if the Mets continue to act aggressively this offseason. If not, fans may at least raise the question. After all, they are moving into a new stadium and prices aren’t exactly going to go down.