New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon declined talking to the New York media today, saying “I’m on vacation.’’
Wilpon traditionally offers a “State of the Mets Address,’’ each spring and still might, but offered nothing on his calendar.
“Wanting to play meaningful games in September,’’ is one of Wilpon’s Greatest Spring Training Hits.
Wilpon was asked specifically about a New York Post report saying general manager Sandy Alderson wants to stay another two or three years.
Alderson, as is the case when he wants to dodge an issue, said: “That was a guess on the part of the writer and the source. I haven’t talked to anybody about that.’’
So, when directly asked about his future, Alderson said: “Well, I have a contract that expires at the end of this year. My intentions might be irrelevant.’’
However, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon has been open in his support for Alderson, so it probably can be concluded if he wants to stay he will.