Booze honcho wants to buy Mets ….

Martin Silver, owner of Syosset-based Star Industries, wants to buy the Mets from the Wilpons, and after speaking to potential investors said he could put together a $700 million offer.

“As a life-long Mets fan and a season ticket holder for over 25 years, I would not like to see the Mets organization fall into the wrong hands,” Silver write in a letter to Wilpons reported The Daily News.

Forbes magazine has put the value of the Mets at $824 million.

Although the Wilpons took a reported $300-million hit in the Ponzi scandal, Fred Wilpon told MLB the losses won’t affect the team’s operations.

21 thoughts on “Booze honcho wants to buy Mets ….

  1. dave (1): Yeah. I wouldn’t worry about Wilpons, however. They’ll land on their feet. The money will flow in from the new stadium. They’ll be fine.-JD

  2. I think the Wilpons have done a pretty good job. They have one of the highest payrolls in baseball. They dont tell the GM what to do and they dont make fools of themselves like bankees owners sometimes do.

  3. Sadecki (4): For the mot part true but don’t forget when Jeffy became the int’l scout and fell in love with Matsui and the Reyes 2nd base experiment was hatched.
    The Yankees owners do make fools of themselves but oh to be in pot season play almost every year……

  4. Chiti, you are going back a ways to dig up Matsui. Do you think if the Mets made the playoffs every year then choked that would be acceptable? If that were true we would be talking about the greatest dynasty of all time- the 1991-2005 Braves.

  5. Well, I would still take the Mets pulling a run like the Braves did for 14 years, but the simple fact is that NY has been in contention (and did reach the postseason in ’06) for three straight years.

    Probably four unless something goes terribly wrong in ’09. We’d all love to see a reprise of the ’86 team that was so far and above better than anyone, but as long as NY can just be one of those teams that has the ability to make the postseason…anything can happen.

    It’s just unfortunate they seem to have a gag reflex they must get over and in my opinion, it’s not solely because the roster was flawed.

  6. Sadecki (5) Despite the fact that mrmet prison ## thinks he is now Chiti I will anwer for myself even though it can;’t be as good a the baseball god answer…. (notice small g for good reason)

    To me the playoffs are the goal. I don’t think team choke in a short series. If you remember, in our youth you only had to win one series, you had three aces you could dominate and win. Now 3 short series makes a dynasty pretty hard. The Braves are not a dynasty to be sure but they gave their fans a chance every year something this franchise has never done. I get a real kick out of jerks like hmmm lets see, prison # who contantly make fun of the Yankees but in fact wish the Mets could see the post season regularly…. Even the Bills, 4 losses in the Super Bowl but was that worse than teams that never won and never even appeared. You have to build a team to get to the pot season most of the time.
    As for Matsui it wasn’t as far back as the humiliation of being sent back to Cleveland by the worst team in history. Do you have “RETURNED” on your career hitory?

  7. Oh, Harry, you got me there!

    If you want to have a nice, personal, sexy little conversation, go to an IM, not a FORUM.

    The question wasn’t just directed at you, and I can see now why you have such a problem with me. You can’t read.

    Where the hell did I even bring up the Yankees?

    God, it pains me to know that there are Mets fans out there who are so dumb.

  8. Hey Harry, you’re also so stupid to realize that what you said was exactly in line with what I said.

    GETTING TO THE PLAYOFFS.

    And it’s amusing that nobody else has a problem with me on here, and in fact, can have legitimate disagreements. You, for some reason, cannot read and when you do put the words together, you think I’m someone called “metsman”

    By the way, I am STILL waiting for you to answer to that one. How many times do I have to tell you that I’m not “metsman?”

    Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb. Don’t come to Citi Field next season, stay in the sticks.

  9. Chiti, You have used “pot” instead of “post” twice in this thread. Fraudian slip? I sometimes wondered what you were smoking :D

  10. And since I know you’ll respond again, Chiti, I thought you were “through” with me.

    Congrats, you made it a whole 5 days without saying anything to me. And it was nice to not have to read your drivel, but unfortunately, I must now respond because it is just too much fun to resist.

  11. Hey Sadecki; pot was good in the 60′s
    maybe that’s why the Mets returned me to Cleveland!
    hey metsman it doesn’t matter what i call you. Your ego makes you think that everything is directed to you. Your superiority complex is really sad. Maybe I’m not talking to you. But, I’m obviously deep within your mind. I am impressed that you are keeping a clock in your miniscule, yet very egotistical brain to remember how long its been since I actually responded to you. Hey what’s the #..? I know you weren’t in prison. You’d never have survived.
    Can you ahow some more of your superiority, with some of your deep stuff like “dolt” “stupid” “#uck”… Its very impressive.

  12. From post no. 7: first sentence

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    Harry Chiti December 17, 2008 8:11 pm

    Sadecki (5) Despite the fact that mrmet prison ## thinks he is now Chiti I will anwer for myself even though it can;’t be as good a the baseball god answer…. (notice small g for good reason)

    To me the playoffs are the goal. I don’t think team choke in a short series. If you remember, in our youth you only had to win one series, you had three aces you could dominate and win. Now 3 short series makes a dynasty pretty hard. The Braves are not a dynasty to be sure but they gave their fans a chance every year something this franchise has never done. I get a real kick out of jerks like hmmm lets see, prison # who contantly make fun of the Yankees but in fact wish the Mets could see the post season regularly…. Even the Bills, 4 losses in the Super Bowl but was that worse than teams that never won and never even appeared. You have to build a team to get to the pot season most of the time.
    As for Matsui it wasn’t as far back as the humiliation of being sent back to Cleveland by the worst team in history. Do you have “RETURNED” on your career hitory?

    You’re right…I completely made that up. Again, you obviously cannot read or have little comprehension of what you’re even saying.

  13. And I don’t care if you’re impressed with me. This isn’t a mensa study.

    It’s a baseball blog which I run circles around you in.

    Cheers!

  14. mr met # said: “And I don’t care if you’re impressed with me” I think your ability to consume things in your brain is not functioning properly… Well, I guess sarcasm is a skill you haven’t picked up yet…..
    mr met # said “It’s a baseball blog”….
    Whoa, I bet only you had that information… See you sometime dude….Don’t forget next time keep track of not only the days but the minutes and seconds as well. We want total attention HOHOHO…… Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night…. HOHOHO………

  15. Nice try to deflect it.

    Again, you said you were through commenting towards me. I breathed a heavy sigh of relief, though it was unfortunate in one aspect, it meant the end of me making you look like a baseball fool and novice

    So I GLADLY ignored your inane comments…but then you just had to come back so I had to rip you a fifth orifice in your body.

  16. And lest anyone forget, especially you because you cherry pick comments and have quite the selective memory in all facets:

    YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU….are the one that started this whole thing when I dared disagreed with something you said and pointed out my opinion. Not something that is a fact, an opinion, which you are entitled to have just as much as I am.

    The difference is, I dared defend Omar Minaya and you decided to start in…so keep ignoring that fact too.

    Care for another a**hole ripped, miss?

  17. tick, tick tick, tock, tock, tock,..
    this is the craziest clock. the original crazy clock went tock, tick, tock……..
    Did you put up on ebay?
    mrmet says “miss” to show his false superiority. So now we see that you are a male chauvanist pig. What is wrong with being female?. Do you think you are insulting people by such an ancient type of theoretically innaccurate insult. You are certainly pathetic in all regards from your false aura of superiority to your hatred of females.

  18. Oh my God, that has to be easily the lamest comeback yet.

    And not only can you not read, you like to misinterpret things and slant them so it fits your agenda.

    Funny, that is how this whole thing started too, because of your hatred and blind and ignorant rage for Minaya.

    Continue on, please. I’m enjoying this tremendously. With each post, you just prove how low on the totem pole you actually are.

    MISS.

  19. Dear big methead: Do you have to bring God into your sad oratory? You cannot fend for yourself, . By bringing in God, you lose. I won’t fight God… you lose. You can not make an argument without throwing trash so you turn to God… You really lose….. Lose lose lose…
    PS: Heyman says you are a double dolt…

  20. Enjoy ranting and raving like a 2-year-old.

    I am officially done with you. It really is like arguing with an infant. I can’t believe you have completely run out of things to say that are at least semi-intelligent.

    Remind us all again, for the 1,235,232,356,208th time how Minaya has set back this franchise so badly.

    We all eagerly await it.

    Idiot.