By November, Fred Wilpon’s team sits on the precipice of relevance, blessed with massive financial flexibility.
This imagined sweet spot, this anticipated perfect storm, is optimistic yet far from ridiculous. It would become ridiculous only if Wilpon, the Mets’ CEO, failed to live up to the vows of generosity and liquidity he made yesterday.
We will believe the Mets are once again a big-market team only when we see it. And if we don’t see it, then we will be free to question once more whether Wilpon should be running one of baseball’s jewel franchises.