Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mets ready for a gamble

In a story that created several raucous logjams of jokes across the internet, the owners of the New York Mets, Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, are considering opening a casino together.

Mets ready for a gamble

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Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are moving forward on opening a casino next to Citi Field. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are moving forward on opening a casino next to Citi Field. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

In a story that created several raucous logjams of jokes across the internet, the owners of the New York Mets, Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, are considering opening a casino together.

It's a move that the New York Post called an "Amazin' gamble!" which we can assume was a headline that did not receive multiple drafts.

The Mets are currently employing the sort of frugality on the free agent market that one would expect from an organization still reeling from its involvement in a Ponzi-scheme. Obviously, this is the perfect time for a 1.8 million square foot hotel/casino operated by the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

The $100 million offer Wilpon and Katz put on 62 acres of land to secure their dream may actually be an attempt to make their region more enticing to free agent Michael Bourn, whom the Mets are trying to seduce without, again, many funds at their disposal. So far their tactics have included "saying they want him," "reiterating that they want him," "sending David Wright after him," and obviously, "opening a casino."

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But really, in an era where the Mets have suffered from debilitating collapses, financial ruin, Bernie Madoff, and packs of stray dogs, opening a casino next to Citi Field is clearly what their ownership would consider a logical move.

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