A Rift In The Mets Family

Bob Klapish of the Bergen Record revealed some of the internal turmoil going on in the Mets front office where it seems Jeff and Fred Wilpon are conflicted as to how the Mets should move forward. In this quote via MetsBlog, it’s quite clear that nothing has been set in stone yet as many have indicated in the last few days.

“According to those familiar with ownership’s thinking… Jeff Wilpon is said to want to move aggressively in the search for a new executive.  Sources say he has “several” candidates in mind who are powerful and experienced enough to re-write the Mets’ business plan.  Fred Wilpon, however, has stronger ties to Minaya, and has yet to sign off on a radical change of direction.”

It will be interesting to see which Wilpon wields the most power between father and son and I guess we’ll all find out soon enough.

I have a feeling that Omar Minaya’s ultimate fate could be a big factor with Fred wanting to retain Minaya in some capacity, while Jeff seems to want Minaya fired outright.

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