No one understands frustration more than Sandy Alderson, Fred and Jeff Wilpon, at least as it pertains to losing and not being in the playoffs since 2006, Mets VP of Media Relations Jay Horwitz told the Kult of Mets Personalities podcast earlier this week (BTR, June 23).
“Nobody wants to win more than we do,” he said. “We don’t shut this off when we go home at night, this is 24/7 with all of us here. … The fanbase is frustrated, believe me, we understand that.”
The media is of little help, according to Horwitz, who says stories are often tilted in a more negative direction than they should be.
In the end, though, he believes it’s all about winning and losing.
“The fans want to win now, and we do too, but the steps have to be taken, it’s not going to happen overnight,” he says. “The fanbase is not going to be happy until we get back to the playoffs and we’re trying to tell them that we know what you’re saying, we hear your frustration, we hear what you want us to do, but we have to go about it in a way that Sandy feels is the right plan. Sandy’s not looking just to win one year. He’s looking to get a nice run like we had in the 80s, when we were in first place or second each year. … I think we’re in the right direction.”
Horwitz also talked about Alderson’s plan, media in the ’80s compared to now and where the organization is headed >> Listen here.