Wilpon in Atlanta for meetings

Updated: May 17, 2010, 10:22 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon did not come to Turner Field to fire manger Jerry Manuel or his staff.

Wilpon did want to know what exactly is going on with a team that arrived for a two-game series against the Atlanta Braves on a five-game losing streak despite a roughly $130 million payroll.

Wilpon met for 90 minutes with GM Omar Minaya, assistant GM John Ricco and Manuel in the manager's office of the visitors' clubhouse before Monday's series ...

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