December 20th, 2011
The Wilpons have sunk to new lows.
In order to save some money, the New York Mets announced today that they are shutting down their rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast league. The team was based out of Port St. Lucie, Florida and finished 27-29 in 2011.
By shutting down this team, it’s expected the Mets will save themselves between $400,000 – $1 million. That’s the average cost of running a team in the Gulf Coast League.
While the Mets will still have eight minor league teams, this is just another A. PR disaster by the Mets and B. Cost-cutting move by the Wilpons in hopes to save the franchise that is slipping away from them by the minute.
The way the Mets are operating right now, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Mets starting taking buses to places like Philadelphia or Washington and taking commercial planes. They would become like the Cleveland Indians in Major League. That probably won’t happen, but it’s always fun to dream.
Some notable players who have played for the Mets in the Gulf Coast League were…
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