How much of a factor is the new stadium and the revenues thereof going to be for the rest of the season?
The bonds which paid for Citifield need to be repaid by the Mets, presumably through ticket sales and luxury boxes. While most of the boxes are tied up in long term contracts, I would assume the ticket sales will drop if the season continues as it is right now.
According to some, the smart move for the Mets would be to start planning for next season and stop playing people such as Tatis and Berrora, who arguably do more damage by there presence then if some younger players were brought up, at least so they can get some major league exposure and playing time. The Mets have not done this. As stated here a few days ago, Jose Reyes may even push himself to return before he is 100% and damage himself further in the attempt. Other injuries have also been handled poorly in an attempt by the team to get players back faster.
Here's my question: Is all this rushing because the Wilpons are so worried about revenues that they can't bring themselves to take the financial hit that would come from conceding the season? Is that why no one in the "big three" (Ricco, Minaya, Bernazard) is willing to concede the season, because the Wilpons won't let them? Thoughts?
P.S. apologies if this is in the wrong section or anything, still getting the hang of the posting rules
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