Donald Trump Should Buy The New York Mets and Save The Franchise

FancloudContributor IIIFebruary 15, 2011

Donald Trump has his eye on the prize: The New York Mets
Donald Trump has his eye on the prize: The New York MetsMike Stobe/Getty Images

Several reports have surfaced that the Wilpon's have reached out to Donald Trump in regards to purchasing a minority share of the New York Mets.

Earlier this year, Fred Wilpon was encountered with a lawsuit seeking up to $1 billion to repay victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

As a result, the Wilpon's have explored selling up to 25 percent of the club to offset a potentially staggering settlement. 

The Wilpons certainly have suitors for the Mets, but like Trump, current buyers are only interested in a majority share, something Fred Wilpon has been uninterested in sacrificing.

When asked about his interest in a minority stake of the Mets, Trump responded in third person, "If you look at Trump's record, he is only interested in things he can control."

Trump added, "The Wilpons are friends of mine, and I really hope it works out great for them. But if anything doesn't work out for them, I'd be interested in the team."

Fred Wilpon needs to sell the Mets majority share to Donald Trump. It's the right thing to do for a Mets franchise that is caught right in the middle of the biggest scam in Wall Street history.

Donald Trump, who is from Queens, makes perfect sense as the Mets new majority owner.

His celebrity, coupled with his desire to be the best, make him an ideal candidate to save the Mets franchise.

With Trump at the helm, the Mets would once again compete for the New York spotlight with the Yankees.

Fred Wilpon...You're fired!