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Mets GM mocks financial woes

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08:18 AM ET 02.11 | He'll be here all week, apparently. Sandy Alderson continued to make light of the Mets' money problems on his new Twitter account Friday. "Bought 4 like-new tires at chop shop across from Citi," the Mets GM wrote. "He threw in free wiper fluid. Better than [Zach] Wheeler deal!" Alderson started using Twitter when he found out people thought he was driving down to spring training in Port St. Lucie because of the team's finances and didn't waste any time tweaking them Thursday. "Getting ready for Spring Training-Driving to FL but haven't left yet," Alderson wrote Thursday. "Big fundraiser tonight for gas money. Also exploring PAC contribution."

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February 11, 2012  09:00 AM ET

They just had two minor league players suspended for fifty games for drug violations. Should save a few bucks there, enough for a complete check up and lube.

February 11, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Bud Lights Righthand Man!!!

February 11, 2012  10:41 AM ET

Every move Alderson makes reminds me of going to the corner to buy the old man smokes...every trip includes the phrase "And bring me back my godddam change!"

He's at least 3-4 years away from being able to do anything of consequence, so why have a heart attack or an ulcer now. Just grab ankle for a year or two, and then maybe he can start building a team for real.

February 11, 2012  11:06 AM ET

the mets still mocking themselves???

February 11, 2012  11:19 AM ET

the mets will remain in a limbo, it not matter what the owners and the GM does with their actuall roster, should the mets play small ball??

February 11, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Funny stuff....let's hope the owners thought so as well.

February 11, 2012  12:15 PM ET

Most pathetic thing about the Mets, they are selling 10-12 ownership packages, and supposedly one is being purchased by Sterling Equities, the Wilpon's real estate company, and another 4 are being purchased by SNY, their network.

So since the team is in hock for the MLB limit, they are now going throw those other businesses into debt to try and keep the team. My guess is after 2 more years of CitiField being a ghost town from May to Sept, they wind up selling the team, stadium and network as a package. Then after paying off debt, Picard and taxes, Freddie Coupon will be able to take his family out to a nice dinner at Sizzler.

February 11, 2012  12:32 PM ET

Well thank God they got rid of the Dodgers ownership group, and are hanging onto this first class organization in a city that isn't very important to MLB.

February 11, 2012  12:35 PM ET
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The Mets will remain in a limbo, it not matter what the owners and the GM does with their actual roster, should the Mets play small ball??

They would consider that, but they apparently cannot afford balls. So they will end up playing with borrowed balls. If Bud Selig were alive today.......

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February 11, 2012  12:47 PM ET
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How sad is it that the Mets, playing in New York City, are the laughingstock of baseball?

The A's are going to fight them for that title.

February 11, 2012  12:58 PM ET

They just had two minor league players suspended for fifty games for drug violations. Should save a few bucks there, enough for a complete check up and lube.

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February 11, 2012  06:27 PM ET

the mets, the A's, the astros, the mariners, the cubs, the twins, the pirates, the giants, the padres, the nationals the orioles, will be competing for the last place in the general both league!!!

February 11, 2012  08:04 PM ET

The Mets are gonna be better than everyone thinks......because baseball is full of mediocrity....c'mon the friggin bs Cardinals won the world series for Christ sakes...

February 11, 2012  08:23 PM ET

Nice way of endearing himself to an already dwindling fanbase.

February 11, 2012  09:50 PM ET

The Mets are now a small market team.

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February 12, 2012  11:33 AM ET
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Nice way of endearing himself to an already dwindling fanbase.

Like I mentioned above. He has six dollars and 35 cents to spend and the owners expect change. He should be lightening the mood as much as possible...the teams performance the next 2-3 years certainly won't endear them to the fan base. A good attitude and at least a glimmer of hope for the future is all he has to offer at the moment.

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