Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

An article by posted on January 9, 2012

This is from New York Magazine’s special series entitled “Workplace Confidential“. As the title suggests, it’s a series of articles from different employees across many different industries who tell all under the cloak of anonymity.

It’s really sad to see what the Mets have become: A great franchise, on the biggest stage in sports, is now a laughingstock. Ownership is trying to turn the Mets, a big-market franchise, into a small-market franchise. That’s not just sad, it’s disgusting.

You know what I think when I read about the Mets nowadays? We’ve become the Oakland A’s. We’re the Pittsburgh Pirates. Our fans deserve better than that. You can’t possibly build a dynasty when you’re cutting costs left and right. The only way to turn it around is to sell the team.

I feel bad for the fans because they deserve so much better. But I also feel bad for some of the guys who’ve gotten a raw deal. That’s one thing I can say about the front office—they don’t show a lot of loyalty.

This could be anyone ranging from a player to a front office employee, heck it could even be David Wright for all we know. But the article is worth a read so go and check it out.

It sounds like a long tenured employee to me.

Hat tip to Matt Cerrone for sharing link on Twitter.

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