Archive for February, 2011

Finally, The Wilpons Fire Back!

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

The Daily News, in an exclusive interview with the lawyers for the Mets, had a compelling argument that calls the the claw-back lawsuit ”baseless”. David Caplan of Davis Polk Wardwell LLP told The News Wednesday that the suit filed in December against the Wilpons and Fred Wilpon’s brother-in law Saul Katz by Madoff trustee Irving Picard is […]

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Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

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Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

In an off-season filled with signings that required extensive use of Wiki and Baseball Reference to figure out who they were, one among them really captured my attention; Taylor Buchholz. Probably the least familiar among names like Chris Capuano, Chris Young, Willie Harris and Scott Hairston, Buchholz to me seems to have the most upside and […]

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Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

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Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

Angel Pagan said manager Terry Collins has not talked with him or Carlos Beltran about who will play center, but this is an important issue for the Mets to decide as soon as possible in spring training, and it must be the veteran. With Beltran making $18.5 million this year, the Mets know they will […]

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Mets Secretly Shopped Wright? Almost Traded Beltran?

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets discussed trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels before they acquired Vernon Wells from the Blue jays. Adam Rubin added that Angels executives concluded Wells was more capable of playing center than Beltran with knee issues at this point in Beltran’s career. Beltran is owed $18.5 million in the […]

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Forbes Determines Net Value Of Mets Is (Negative $225MM)

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Forbes Determines Net Value Of Mets Is (Negative $225MM)

Forbes Magazine throws another log into the fire and after their analysis they determine that the Mets and Citi Field have a net book value of negative $225 million dollars. Ever since he bought controlling interest of the New York Mets in 2002, Fred Wilpon has used leverage to juice his MLB franchise. He borrowed […]

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There’s No Telling What To Expect From The Mets In 2011

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Usually teams have a rough idea heading into spring training of what to expect for the season. Not so for the 2011 edition of the New York Mets. They could move dramatically in either direction. Sandy Alderson said he’s hoping for a competitive season, which means building up from .500 and laying the groundwork for […]

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

I always love to see the Mets own the back pages of our local newspapers, but this wasn’t exactly what I wanted to see this morning. Kind of sad actually. For all those who are saying that Fred Wilpon and Bernie Madoff are not involved in the Mets business just check out Page One of […]

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Francesa: Mets Fans Should Be Cringing Right Now

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During his show on WFAN today, Mike Francesa said that comments made by Sandy Alderson yesterday should give Mets fans “plenty of cause to be concerned and even more cause to cringe.” Francesa was referring to statements Alderson made while announcing that they had avoided arbitration with R.A. Dickey and Angel Pagan. When asked if he felt the Wilpon/Madoff […]

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Piazza Talks Ownership, Mets Fans, Future in Baseball

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Mike Piazza was honored last night, along with Angel Pagan, at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner in Manhattan. Piazza was asked about the ownership situation, and he talked about Mets fans in this situation.  He told this to reporters. “For me, I think of the fans [who] are frustrated, and I get a little frustrated […]

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Angel, Anywhere In The Outfield

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Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, had some quotes from newly signed Angel Pagan regarding the upcoming situation of whether he should play in right or centerfield. “I talked to manager Terry Collins and he said he wanted to sit down with me and Carlos and decide [on who starts in center and who starts in […]

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