Yeah, it's so obvious that the Wilpons are absolutely messed up financially. How many more loans can they take out and how much longer can Selig allow them to go under before he and the rest of the MLB has to bail them out ala the NBA and New Orleans (and look how well that has turned out)? It's only going to get worse for the Mets and I feel bad for Collins and Alderson, considering how they're trying to field a competitive team with what they're given.
Saw it on TV and surreal is the word that comes to mind. The total silence in particular was so weird to witness. I feel that MLB made the wrong decision. They basically punished the fans for something neither the team or its fans were involved in.