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Jeff Wilpon: 'We will do better for the city of Buffalo'

The New York Mets have made a lot of mistakes in their first year in Buffalo. As painful as it may have been, firing Tony Bernazard was a good move. Since their out-of-control VP/player development director was let go, GM Omar Minaya and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon have come to Buffalo in back-to-back weeks.

Wilpon was in Coca-Cola Field Monday night and said ownership in Flushing is determined to not let the disaster of 2009 happen again in Buffalo in 2010.

"There's disappointment in the fan base and ownership here as well as ownership in New York with how they've performed. We have to fix that," Wilpon said. "It's something we want to do better and we will do better for the city of Buffalo and for the Mets. It's good business to do better and it's also the morally right thing to do because Buffalo has opened its arms to us and we really appreciate that."

Deadlines are tight and I'm pounding out my story on our chat so be sure to read more from Wilpon in Tuesday's editions of The News.

---Mike Harrington



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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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