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Wilpons Selling Part of Mets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by derwood, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. derwood

    derwood Active Member

  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Which part?
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    The part they can use to make up for the money they lost with Bernie Madoff. Seriously.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Of course, the reason they are "willing to sell a share" of the team is to pay off the Madoff victms who are suing Sterling Equities et al for a share of the Wilpons' PROFIT from the Madoff scheme.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    People seem to forget the Wilpons made some money from Bernie. Are they liable for more than the profit, though?
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Francesca's being innundated with calls about this, of course. . . it's occasionally interesting listening, but frequently painful. Mike's out of his
    depth, here (as most sports jocks would be), but he's trying to make the best of it.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    My bad. That makes the situation even worse.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    What's the attraction of being a minority owner in a Wilpon-run operation, even (as has been pointed out) if by doing so, you might be able to negotiate "right of first refusal" in case the Wilpons ever decided to/needed to sell the whole show?
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's an investment and it's a bragging item.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    You get to get pushed around by the President of the Lucky Sperm Club, Lil' Jeffy Wilpon?

    I openly root for these despicable people to fail. This is step one in a process that will eventually yield a result so satisfying, I will need to smoke a fucking cigarette.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Isn't that how they got the franchise from Doubleday?

    But, I agree. Wouldn't want to throw in with them. And, I saw someplace else that they're not including the stadium or their share in SNY in any deal.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    SNY is an epic money machine.
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