Friday, January 28, 2011
Learning From The Rangers: The Wilpons Loosen Their Grasp On The Mets
Two additional thoughts:
- Incidentally, isn't it odd that Frank McCourt put his hat out to Fox in the same offseason? Are players under contract paid now? Shouldn't this be more an issue in the regular season?
- In the BTF discussion of this story, the first comment looms large:
Thus flatly contradicting the assurances the Wilpons made in late 2008 and in 2009 that the Madoff scandal would have no effect on the Mets.Remember that?
Against [that] backdrop came this tweet from Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post:Update 2: The New York Times confirms the $1B figure:
One of my sources from #Mets beat told me gov’t seeking $1B(!) clawback from Wilpon/Katz. No way they can keep the team if that’s true.
With the caveat that [...] this is just gossip at this point [...], allow me to say this: mercy.
One person involved in the Madoff cases said it was possible that [Madoff estate trustee Irving H.] Picard was seeking as much as $1 billion from Wilpon and Katz.