Jeff Wilpon speaks about the Mets' upcoming offseason

USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Wilpon speaks about the Mets' first base situation, finances, radio move, and more.

Jeff Wilpon, the Mets’ Chief Operating Officer and son of principal owner Fred Wilpon, weighed in today on the New York Mets’ upcoming offseason while volunteering at the Garfield, New Jersey Boys & Girls Club.

Fred and Jeff Wilpon have come under great scrutiny the past few years, as the team has drastically cut payroll from about $140 million to $90 million because of financial concerns stemming from the Madoff investment scandal. While the Wilpons claim to no longer have any personal debt, the team still has nearly $1 billion in debt. The Wilpons have claimed for some time that there are no restrictions on the team's ability to spend and that any decisions not to spend money are the result of General Manager Sandy Alderson’s choices. For the time being, Mets fans will remain skeptical until they see the team spend actual money on free agents.

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