There is nothing ever simple when it comes to the New York Mets. The organization has a habit of making something that should be very good into something that can uncomfortable and, at times, classless. It is a characteristic that is established by the ownership group as Fred and Jeff Wilpon continue to deny that the Mets are operating like a small market club in the League’s biggest market. They can deny all they want, but the Mets payroll will decrease for a third consecutive season, which does coincide with a decreasing win total in each of the last three seasons.
What does that mean for Mets fans? It means higher ticket prices in 2013. And, it means that they are a team in a rebuild mode, even if they don’t want to publicly admit it.
But, again, the Mets have done some good. Their trade of the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner RA Dickey is one that makes sound baseball sense. It is one that the organization should be lauded for as they maximized the value of a 38 year pitcher and received two high end prospects along with another very young outfield prospect with a high ceiling.
With the Mets, there are always two sides.