As many fans are already aware, the Mets' principal owner Fred Wilpon has been in hot water over the past three years due to his previous dealings with the infamous Bernie Madoff. The Mets have had financial limitations ever since then, and it has not translated well onto the playing field at all.
Beyond the Madoff scandal, the Mets have not won a World Series championship since 1986, and many fans are quick to blame Wilpon for most of the bad signings that have occurred in the last 20 years. Some Mets teams in the past 20 years have underachieved, while others have done well but fallen short of a championship.
The Mets are currently projected to finish in last place in the NL East for the 2012 season. They have not made it to the postseason since 2006 and the current offseason has been rather uneventful. As time goes on, more and more fans are beginning to point their finger at ownership, who they feel is to blame for the recent lack of success.
Fred Wilpon and his family are very committed to maintaining ownership of the Mets for many years to come, but if some situations arise, he may be forced to sell the team. Here are ten possible scenarios that could lead to the Mets having a new owner.