Trainspotter 0 Posted February 20, 2008 Share #1 Posted February 20, 2008 Owner Fred Wilpon says 'it's a championship season' for Mets PORT ST. LUCIE - Fred Wilpon, whose spring-training declarations usually teeter between vague and unambitious, this time offered a concrete, borderline Steinbrenneresque expectation. After authorizing a $140 million payroll - a franchise record by roughly $20 million - the one-time author of "meaningful games in September" fully expects the Mets to be playing games in October. Make that late October. "It's a championship season," said Wilpon, in unusually blunt terms, during an early afternoon address at the team's complex. "We expect to be in the playoffs, and deep into the playoffs. That's our expectation." Full story: - February 20, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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