Earlier this spring I wrote Mets owner Fred Wilpon should have more of a vocal and visible presence around his team. Let’s face it, Mets’ fans love their team and want to know what the owner is thinking.
Now his players know as Wilpon held a closed-doors meeting Monday morning, but as usual after these things, nobody was talking.
“Any time that you have those types of meetings you can take a lot out of it, and I think everybody in here took a lot of out of it,’’ David Wright told reporters. “I’m not big on sharing what happens in those closed-door team meetings. … As far as the players are concerned, we’re going to keep that in the clubhouse.’’
Wilpon, of course, wasn’t talking, either, but it really doesn’t matter what he tells the press. What matters is what he told the players, and after he spoke there was applause. That’s encouraging. At least nobody was throwing anything.
It would have been great to be a fly on the wall in that room, but we’ll know soon enough the essence of what Wilpon said.
We’ll know in July if the Mets are playing well, but there is a hole. In that case, is he willing to pick up a contract that could put them into October?
With all the talk about how badly Wilpon wants to win, we will see when it comes to crunch time.
ON DECK: Lefty reliever added.