Step right up and meet the Debts

Wilpons still insist Madoff mess won't affect Mets' day-to-day dealings. Believe 'em?

Updated: February 5, 2011, 9:50 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

For legal reasons, New York Mets ownership couldn't say a lot on a conference call with reporters on Friday.

Then again, the reason for the conference call alone -- to announce that the Wilpon family is considering selling a minority stake in the team in order to infuse cash into the organization -- said it all.

The Mets need money.

With pending litigation related to convicted swindler Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, the Wilpons -- sole Mets owners for nearly ...

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