By 2010, the spending was going down, the complaints were going up and it went downhill from there, the curtain got pulled back with Madoff becoming Fredo's, Howard Spira moment but far worse for so many people.
Everyone's seen this act before when a convicted felon x2 got a seventeen minute ovation upon being permanently banned, but the next generation of fans were bought off, the team won and the media sells winning teams which makes a felon, a reborn beloved figure who wants to win more than anything. (while sucking down all the taxpayer cash he can get)
If the spending goes up here, and the team wins the defense of anything done will be defended again with a ton of positive media fertilizer propaganda to influence that generation's perception.
Go team go.
Most of the same players or management that roasted the convicted one all knew where future payday's came from after retirement looked the other way or hopped on the bandwagon because to be anti-ownership is not good for them personally with media who influence the public.
The newspaper needs these teams, they will sell any owner no matter what he represents if it sells papers and the team wins.
Someday when the Mets win and eventually all teams do, Jeff-R-Us will be making his monument for Fredo like the convicted one got in the Bronx, some of the same people who complain now, will be the first to go and praise it.