Francesa Calls Mets Jackasses For Boycotting WFAN

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A team source told Justin Tasch of the Daily News that the Mets were not “boycotting” WFAN, rather trying to build up their new radio relationship with WOR.

Mike Francesa blasted the Mets on Monday and unleashed one of his signature tirades against the franchise whom he referred to as “jackasses” for banning them

“It’s just ridiculous. The Mets are acting like jackasses. They really are,” Francesa said. “They get what they deserve. I hope there’s 10,000 people at Citi Field in a couple of days. You can quote me: jackasses. You hear me?”

“By banning guys from the show, it’s just stupid. Their poor manager, who they’ll probably boot out the door any day, is not allowed on the show. Sandy (Alderson) makes moves, he’s not allowed on the show. Even Keith’s not allowed on the show. I mean, you’re banning Keith Hernandez from the show. It’s utter nonsense.”

“No wonder you have to run around and put out fires about Saul Katz wanting to sell. If I was Saul I’d want to sell the franchise too, the way things were going. You know what? I’ve had enough of the Mets.”

This is merely backlash from the Mets switching to their new broadcast partner. But it was WFAN that severed ties with the Mets and not the other way around.

Francesa takes much joy in criticizing the team and hammering them whenever he could. On rare occasions his rants have merit, but the majority of the time he’s just a windbag full of hot air who frequently displays how shallow his baseball IQ really is.

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  • Charley’s Twin

    I agree 100% with Francesa. Whether Francesa is a windbag or jackass (he is) is totally irrelevant. If this were only about the broadcast deal, Keith never would have made it all the way into the studio in the first place.

  • Mike

    This is what the wfan gets…they overpay to broadcast the old Yankees after 25 yrs with the mets and mike expects no backlash?

  • BronxMets

    Joe D have to call you wrong. Stop with the he gets joy bashing the Mets. The Mets are so bashable he could have new information every day if he wanted. This move is typical Mets. And it is dumb. You want to promote the Mets you do it on WFAN not WOR. its that simple. The Mets got tossed to the curb because the Yankees are a better product by a longshot. And you know who is to blame for that THE METS. Mike is right this is stupid.

  • pochemunyet

    Is Francessa still on the air? Amazing.

  • seldomused

    “It’s just ridiculous. The Mets are acting like jackasses. They really are,” Francesa said. “They get what they deserve. I hope there’s 10,000 people at Citi Field in a couple of days. You can quote me: jackasses. You hear me?”

    This phrase alone is reason enough to avoid going onto Francessa’s show. He’s too busy looking in the mirror and listening to himself speak to realize that no one wants to go on a show that does nothing but bash their team.

  • FredWilponzi

    NEW YORK — Mets fans who’ve been praying for a change in ownership — OK, let’s not be so formal about it: an overthrow of the Wilpons — were treated to the ultimate tease Monday, when the New York Times said family differences might just bring down the empire.

    In fact, this was a night for the ages, seeing the Mets rally from a pair of three-run deficits to stun the Yankees, 9-7, and hear of the details of the Wilpons’ strife. According to the paper, Saul Katz is looking for the door after years of propping up his brother-in-law, Fred Wilpon, in the post-Madoff vacuum, losing millions in the process. Katz reportedly wants to sell his share of the team which, if it were to happen, would strip the Wilpons of their majority holding.

    This is a complicated story, in part because Katz, in a statement issued by the Mets, strongly denied it. “There is no truth to the reports of any intention of selling,” he said. “I have no intention of selling my share of the Mets nor have I ever had any intention of selling my share.”

    Two major league sources said otherwise late Monday, however, including one who said Katz is relying on semantics for cover. “There’s obviously some truth [to the Times’ account],” he said. “But it just hasn’t reached the official stage.”

    Not yet, anyway. But to the hard cores who still live (and die) for the Mets, this coup can’t happen fast enough, presumably because the Wilpons, already incurring yearly losses with the Mets — as much as $70 million in 2013 — would have to be deposed by Bud Selig if Katz moves on.

    It’s not that easy, of course, and don’t discount how much Selig’s friendship and loyalty to Fred Wilpon matters. But there will be a new commissioner in 2015, and with it a new neutrality in the way the Mets are viewed at 245 Park Avenue. No matter what you think of the Wilpons — whether they were complicit with Madoff or duped by him, whether they’re crooks or just dopes — they’re inability to afford a big-market payroll is the real reason to vote for regime change.

    It’s not just bitter fans who’ve been asking how Selig can countenance an artificially low $85 million ceiling; other owners are similarly aghast. And it’s not going to improve anytime soon, either, because as the Times notes, attendance at Citi Field has fallen by 33 percent since the ballpark opened in 2009. With concurrent reductions in concession and parking revenues and significant debts still due on the stadium itself, it appears the team will finish in the red again in 2014.

    So the army of followers are treated to more of the same, year after year, until a story like this comes again. It only emphasizes the absurd austerity the Wilpons have imposed on the roster, and how empty Sandy Alderson’s complaints sound when talking about his closer situation.

    The general manager says the Mets were simply out-bid by the Rays for Grant Balfour this winter, which is humiliating enough. But they’ve never made a move towards shortstop Stephen Drew for the same reason — too expensive — and waited too long to send Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen and add Rafael Montero to the starting rotation.

    The Mets always feel like they’re one step behind, not to mention millions of dollars short in their quest for respectability. Too bad, too, because thousands of their loyalists were in the Bronx on Monday night, when, for the second day in a row, the Mets came from behind for a theatrical victory.

    They did it to the Phillies on Sunday, rallying from a three-run deficit in the ninth inning, and repeated the magic against the Yankees. First question: Who would’ve thought Hiroki Kuroda would blow a three-run lead, having out-pitched the suddenly ineffective Bartolo Colon for the first five innings?

    But the Mets overcame Brett Gardner’s grand slam in the second inning, hitting four home runs between the fifth and eighth innings, including Chris Young’s two-run blast off Preston Claiborne that gave them a two-run lead going into the ninth. The game went down to the final at-bat, with the tying runs on base and Kyle Farnsworth facing Brian McCann.

    Not only did Farnsworth prevail, getting McCann to hit into an game-ending double play, but the right-hander, a one-time Yankee, shouted at their dugout — as open a Take That as you’ll ever see on the YES Network.

    It was a beautiful moment for this intra-city rivalry, because, let’s face it, it takes two teams on equal footing for a real blood feud. Granted, the Mets are no one’s idea of a powerhouse and the Yankees, with Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova on the disabled list and new injuries to CC Sabathia, Carlos Beltran, Ichiro Suzuki, not to mention Mark Teixeira, are paying a heavy price for their reliance on older players. Neither team will be memorialized in Cooperstown, but still. For one night it made for great entertainment.

    Of course, the Subway Series will come and go and both teams will again be alone with their issues. The Yankees will be looking for spare parts and, and the Mets will be scrounging for the dollars that have kept them from being playoff contenders.

    That’s why this tease is pure bliss and pure torture for Mets’ fans, hearing rumblings of a war at Casa Wilpon. Rooting against the family doesn’t have to be personal, it’s just business. If Fred and his son Jeff can’t write a big enough check for a big market, isn’t it time for real money to save this franchise?

  • seldomused

    Mike is not right. He’s been done with the Mets since he was with Mad Dog, constantly bashing the team even when things were going well.

    His head is so far up his own ass that he doesn’t realize going on a radio show to be lambasted by the host over and over is a waste of time and bad publicity for a team already with a bad media presence.

    The Mets were dropped by WFAN, it’s no longer a Mets flagship. The Mets have no obligation to appear on his show.

  • Charley’s Twin

    was just about to post this.

  • MetsFAN660

    There’s no story here. Teams often protect their broadcast partners, especially when the relationship is new. If there’s a story, it’s why Mike didn’t have any Yankees on with him. That seems strange. Maybe he pissed them off too.

  • Charley’s Twin

    The Mets have no obligation to appear on his show, but they yanked an employee who had made it all the way to the studio off the air, which let Francesa make a public spectacle out of the feud. As usual, Mets have absolutely no clue what they’re doing from a PR perspective.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    The Mets said they want to build a good relationship with WOR. Why would they put their guys on another station? Come on Mikey, think about it for a second. WOR was probably the worst possible selection, but that’s a discussion for another day.

  • RyanF55

    That fat pompass jerk can go chug a diet coke somewhere. He’s a know-it-all arrogant slob and I can care less about his sentiments on this matter, or literally any other matter. WFAN chose to leave the Mets (not the other way around) for the Yankees in the quest for more money. Do we really blame the Mets, who have a new radio home (that I personally dislike) for not wanting WFAN to have their entire front office on trial on that fascist’s afternoon broadcast? As much as I don’t like ownership, I wouldn’t go on fatty’s show either.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    “The general manager says the Mets were simply out-bid by the Rays for Grant Balfour this winter, which is humiliating enough. But they’ve never made a move towards shortstop Stephen Drew for the same reason — too expensive — and waited too long to send Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen and add Rafael Montero to the starting rotation.”

    No state income tax and having family close by is hard to overcome when the dollars are the same. Lots of teams seem content to pass Drew by. And couldn’t disagree more about “waiting too long” to put Mejia in the bullpen and add Montero.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Francesa is an annoying blowhard, but IMO he’s 100% right here. No way the Mets look anything but small-minded and paranoid by pulling this.

    And please, don’t try to compare the FAN and WOR. One is, yes, a sports flagship and the other a leaky rowboat with zero sports infrastructure. Apples and mangoes.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Why would the Mets promote themselves on a station that does not carry their games on not on the station that does?

  • Charley’s Twin

    because the broadcast radius for WOR is approximately the length of a football field. What are they going to do, have Terry come on the air with Rush Limbaugh?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    That’s not the point. The point is that they have an agreement with WOR, wrong as it may be. And you don’t give the other station the ratings. ESPN doesn’t have guys guy on with Mike even though Mike blows them out of the water in the ratings department. That’s because ESPN has their own station they want people listening to them on.

  • ray sadecki

    Who remembers 5 years ago or so When the pope, Francesca told his audience that Inge was a better third baseman than David Wright? Francesca also has beat on Daniel Murphy over the years. He is a typical yankee fan and he loves to bash the Mets. Wait until the Mets take over the town again. Lets Go Mets !!!

  • $14435385

    Unfortunately, this is what happens when a lawyer runs your communication efforts. I see it all the time professionally…

  • AJF

    In this case I do not blame the Mets for not going on Wfan . Francesa is a typical Yankee fan that loves to make fun of the Mets Boomer&Carton loves to rile up the fans base and Joe&Evan are just sad

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    I see Francesa’s side, but yeah, the Mets were essentially booted and WFAN has become Yankeesville.

    That said, the Mets sure know how to burn bridges and create mess after mess. The FO really does not do themselves any favors.

  • FredWilponzi

    Sad listening to Joe. He sounds like he should be pouring concrete on Route 17 in NJ. Evan is a little mommy’s boy who to this day i can’t understand how he has a radio show.

  • Charley’s Twin

    the fact that WOR is not even a sports network is most certainly relevant.

  • MyasDaddy

    I disagree wholeheartedly. Mike may be a fan of the Yankees, but his criticism to this franchise has always been warranted a lot of the time. He pulls no punches…he tells it the way it is. Whether you like or not. He has called out the Wilpons a lot over the years! He could’ve kissed their ass for the 25 years they were on WFAN but he never did.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    WOR was a terrible choice, agreed. But that doesn’t change the fact that they want their guys on WOR. Maybe they have a contract with WOR which states they cannot be on other stations. I don’t know. But I understand why they’re not on with Mike right now. Mike’s in the business and he knows too. He’s just being a baby.

  • BronxMets

    he has bashed the mets because they deserve it………its that simple.

  • AJF

    Joe’s act is very old all he says is Bro so freaking annoying Evan tries to be so PC

  • BronxMets

    same reason the Yankees did it to promote the product. its that simple you think you can build the brand on wor? that would just be stupid.

  • Charley’s Twin

    I hear you but they don’t even have a sports show to go on at WOR, right?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    No idea. I assume not. But that’s why it was a bad choice. it’s not a bad choice to NOT help the other station beat out the station that carries your games.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    Hey how’s it goin’, bro. I hear ya, bro.

    Evan is a little sissy la la. I don’t listen to the FAN much these days, but I really don’t enjoy any of the shows anymore. I can only handle most of the personalities in extremely small doses. Carton is nearly unbearable.

  • SRT

    According to the article:

    The Yankees weren’t immune from Francesa’s fury. He said WFAN, which now
    broadcasts Yankees games, agreed to “new rules” with the Yankees which
    he called “stupid,” though he didn’t describe them.

  • Or that he would take Joba Chamberlain over Jon Lester any day.

    Or who the hell is this Harvey kid? The Mets always have a new flavor of the day they love to hype.

    Or don’t make me laugh, the Mets won’t have enough to trade for Johan Santana in a million years.

  • Guest

    http://www.northjersey.com/sports/klapisch-is-wilpon-empire-really-crumbling-1.1014756 awesome article by Klapisch on the pig Wilpons and how they murdered the franchise

  • Charley’s Twin

    for the record I wouldn’t mind the WOR move if we kept the F-A-N jingle.

  • billpulsipher

    Mike does professional interviews with guys like Ojeda and keith. its a joke they arent allowed on his show anymore because a gutless coward like jeff wilpon wont allow it

  • MyasDaddy

    Carton is a doosh for sure.

  • billpulsipher

    who remembers when mike and the mad dog were responsible for bringing Mike Piazza to the Mets because they called out penny pinching fred all day every day for a week

  • Mike B

    Francesa has always been a huge Yankees fan.He’ll get worse as the Yanks collapse and the Mets are the only team to watch in town. Last night’s Yanks relievers, Aceves, Thornton and Claiborne have only pitched a combined 25.1 innings. Torres alone on the Mets has pitched 21.1, Farnsworth 17.1. In short, this Yankees pen will start to get overworked and tired. This Yankees team reminds me of the end of the Mantle era. After finishing 1st in ’64, the Yanks fell to 6th in a 10 team league the next year. They didn’t recover til Steinbrenner bought them in ’73. It’s a bit of a different story today, but eerily similar. They might have the oldest team in ML history. 4 players 39 or older? Not a single starting player under 30? Mets are under 30 at C, 1b, 2b, SS, then EY, Lagares, or 6 of 8 starters. And CY is 30. And starting pitching? Only Colon is over 30.

    Mets are going to rule NY for the next several years. Francesa can’t stand it.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I haven’t listened to a single game on WOR. I can’t stream it online and who the hell owns a radio? haha

  • Charley’s Twin

    i do!

  • billpulsipher

    not unless uncle fred and jeff get over thrown…..Yankees arent going anywhere because they spend money. they wont stand by like idiots and watch the team die like uncle fred and jeffy boy did

  • Donal

    You know you are talking about a guy who has fallen asleep during interviews and brags about how little show prep he does, right? And that he started bragging about that because people were pointing out how unprepared he is on his show?

  • Donal

    You think Beningo can actually do an honest day’s labor?

  • billpulsipher

    Keith was 1 minute from walking in studio to do an interview when jeffy boy pulled the plug on it….lol thats as pathetic as it gets

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments
  • shouldaswung

    How about a condensed version? Lol

  • Charley’s Twin

    here you go! the two paragraphs that made me take notice.

    This is a complicated story, in part because Katz, in a statement issued by the Mets, strongly denied it. “There is no truth to the reports of any intention of selling,” he said. “I have no intention of selling my share of the Mets nor have I ever had any intention of selling my share.”

    Two major league sources said otherwise late Monday, however, including one who said Katz is relying on semantics for cover. “There’s obviously some truth [to the Times’ account],” he said.“But it just hasn’t reached the official stage.”

  • Dark HelMet

    You know the Wilpons owned the team those other times we were pretty good, right? 🙂

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments
  • shouldaswung

    Or that time he bashed that dude who asked him about Al Alburquerque, because he didn’t know who he was? Who listens to Francesca? He is a valueless idiot as a broadcaster.

  • billpulsipher

    you know that was pre Madoff right? and Nelson doubleday was also involved….this is the new fred and jeffy boy era. broke as a joke

  • RyanF55

    Francessa breathes heavy his entire show now. You can literally hear his organs struggling to keep him alive.

    “I’ve had enough of the Mets” ….We’ve had enough of you Francessa about 10 years ago. Take a walk, no Met fans give a damn what you think.

  • Dark HelMet

    I didn’t know we had so many young cost controlled young talented guys then.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I shouldn’t say that. I do own one. But it hands in my shower and I listen to NPR on it. Not showing at 7pm so no Mets games. I’m also very superstitious and if they’re scored when I’m not watching, I don’t watch. haha. Didn’t watch last nights’ game after Gardner’s grand slam.

  • billpulsipher

    this is still classic..and a fair trade proposal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39WctCsd0HE

  • shouldaswung

    So, the other 40 paragraphs had no relevance? Haha, just kidding…

  • Donal

    No one at all remembers that. I remember Michael Strahan and Al Leiter and other NYC athletes refusing to go on their show because they did nothing but talk trash. I remember Jay Horowitz having to send guys at gun point onto their show.

  • Charley’s Twin

    basically. It was Klapisch’s diatribe about how terrible the franchise is. I agree with it, but nothing you can’t get from reading one of us right here on this board. Those 2 paragraphs contain the actual reporting.

  • Hotstreak

    So just beat them Damn Yankees and win back this town.

    However with that said Harvey will be a Yankeie by 2019. Yankees will have won two divisions after Jeter retired and Mets maybe will make wild card.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Mr. D – gotta disagree with you here. These stations aren’t competitors. You’re not taking WOR listeners away by letting Keith go on the FAN. The Mets should be trying to grow their audience and their franchise, and whether or not they have a contract with WFAN is irrelevant.

    This team is a billion dollar property. Saying you won’t go on the FAN because you want to protect your investment of several mil with WOR is just Jeff trying to cover his culo. Unless he really believes that, in which case he shouldn’t be running a carwash.

  • Donal

    He was just referring to how he can’t proclaim his Diet Coke love every break since Pepsi is an official sponsor of the Yankees.

  • billpulsipher

    freddy boy wanted NO PART of Piazza….it took a revolt by the fans calling in to mike and the dog for a week threatening to boycott and russo and francesa raving at how cheap they were before doubleday stepped in and pulled the trigger on Piazza…so basically if it wasnt for nelson doubleday and russo and francesa, Piazza would never have happened…which means 1999 and 2000 never would have happened courtesy of fred wilpon

  • rubagreta

    It seems to me that Yankees fans tend to like to beat up on the Mets, while Mets fans just could care less about the Yankees. I watched the game last night and was not aware of many of the Yankees players. I just don’t care. The Yankees winning the World Series is as interesting to me as the Arizona Diamondbacks winning the World Series. I would be totally tuned out.

  • shouldaswung

    He looks like Bruce Campbell there…

  • Donal

    The state income tax thing doesn’t matter. A lot of players claim residency in Florida and Texas, anyway. Hell, the team that stole $2 billion dollars from New York City because they “are just so part of New York” actually claims its HQ is in Tampa.

  • billpulsipher

    you must be new…there is and has been a MAJOR inferiority complex/jealousy with mets fans regarding the yankees. their owners spend 200 million dollars while the mets owner are gutless cancers who destroyed the franchise

  • RyanF55

    And his classic falling asleep episode.

  • @ScoreboardSteve

    I would seriously literally make that trade. A ham & cheese sandwich can at least satisfy you. I prefer it grilled though.

  • shouldaswung

    Or, you could just have eyes and ears. The truth of Wilpon’s suck factor is pretty self-evident amigo…

    On the baseball side of things, I see us winning 2 of the next 3 in this series. Wheeler dominates today with Grandy going deep..

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Where’d you hear that?

  • Charley’s Twin

    Francesa said so on the air, but Joe didn’t post that part here. And that’s what makes me think this is not just about the broadcast rights issue.

  • AJF

    Same here The little time I do listen all they do is try to rile up Met fans and it get so old

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Hmmm. Honestly, the Mets not going on WFAN couldn’t mean less to me. I’ll take what Mike says…and what anyone on the Mets say with a grain of salt.

  • jessepmmo

    I didn’t catch the tirade but are the Mets “boycotting” WFAN or boycotting Francesa? I wonder if the way a few of their hosts treated Murphy after the birth of his baby has anything to do with it?

  • Charley’s Twin

    well anyway, the reason why this column is news worthy is klapisch is reporting that yes, the saul katz story has merit to it.

  • Lisa Fiume O’Donnell

    JUST FALL A SLEEP MIKE….Always true down a Mets hater…

  • Hotstreak

    What you say seems plausible until you make this comparison:

    “Yankee Way” vs. “Met Way”
    “Blueprint for winning” vs, :How not to run a Franchise But ruin it Instead”

    Its not on Amazon these books but you have seen the script many times.

    1969 and 1986 were anomalies.

  • RyanF55

    I think from a PR standpoint, WFAN broadcasting Met brass only helps the team. More audience/attention = more revenue. From a moral standpoint, WFAN up and left the team when it was struggling most for the quest for more money. Do I blame them? Not really, this is capitalistic America. Still, from the Mets perspective, I’m sure they feel bitter about it.

    At the end of the day, the Mets should be putting their emotion to the side and allow WFAN to cover whatever. It only helps matters. As billionares, you’d think they’d understand the economics of their decision. But, judging their financial decisions of late, I’m not surprised. I know the Wilpons made their wealth in Real Estate….I’m beginning to believe they got lucky and struck gold somewhere. They don’t seem to have the ability to run a successful company.

  • jjong

    I cannot listen to Carton. I stop listening to Boomer and Carton when I heard a foul word from Carton and disrespecting callers at times but more so because of words and I don’t want my kids to hear them.

  • Metstheory22

    Maybe they are selling to Dolan and he instituted the gag order already. 🙁

  • shouldaswung

    I get it, i get it. I’ll believe it when it happens Charley. I can’t afford to get my hopes up at this point regarding a possible ownership shake up…i’ve invested all my hope in our team contending this season.

  • billpulsipher

    best part of the Klapisch article “No matter what you think of the Wilpons — whether they were complicit with Madoff or duped by him, whether they’re crooks or just dopes —they’re inability to afford a big-market payroll is the real reason to vote for
    regime change. It’s not just bitter fans who’ve been asking how Selig can
    countenance an artificially low $85 million ceiling; other owners are similarly
    aghast.”

    “If Fred and his son Jeff can’t write a big enough check for
    a big market, isn’t it time for real money to save this franchise?”

  • billpulsipher

    i was watching it on tv and while he was interviewing sweeny, Keith showed up and was talking on air for a second and Miek said they were about to have him on. cut to commercial and boom he wasnt allowed to have keith on

  • DrewC

    I totally agree with you. Other teams that don’t have their games’ broadcasted on WFAN have their players/coaches/GMs go on the sports talk shows. It called promoting your team. The Mets are just petty and childish because they got kicked off the Fan so they are going to “take their ball and go home”. On top of it you are hurting your fan base. If a Mets fan wants to listen to sports talk radio they aren’t going to go to WOR.

  • Donal

    You really believe that? You don’t think it was Doubleday and Phillips seeing the deal of the century dropping into their laps?

    Do you honestly think the fans have on @#$%^&* clue what actually happens behind the curtain? Do you think they have any way of influencing a decision like that? Fans are a bunch fo sheep, why would anyone with decision making responsibilities take them seriously?

  • Donal

    YOU TAKE THAT BACK

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I agree with Mike, and it’s hard not to. If the Mets didn’t neglect the team for the past several years, they’d still be on the WFAN. Now to ban your personnel from appearing on the most popular sports radio show in the country .. sounds like another smart move. NOT

  • bostongregg

    A “MUST” read. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • MattHarvey’sEgo

    hahahahahaha

  • metsfansince64

    This isn’t because of Mike F. This is station-wide, from what Joe and Evan were saying. Just typical of the incompetent Mets. Typical Jeffy-poo, vindictive little sh** that he is. ** I”m going to take my toys away and go home, wahhhh.**

    Yes, WFAN switched to the Yankees instead of the Mets. CBS is a business. Which team do you think generates the most advertising dollars, esp considering the shambles the Wilpons have made of this team in recent years? Still, CBS, which owns WFAN and WCBS, wanted to put them on WCBS, where the Yankees were for the last few years. But Jeffy was so pissed at losing WFAN, he preferred to go to the totally non-sports oriented WOR, so Mets fans could be subjected to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity instead of baseball conversation.

    This is biting off their noses to spite their faces. Again, typical Jeffie-poo. The Mets already were an afterthought on ESPN radio, where it’s all-Yankees, all the time, and not just during the afternoon drive with Michael Kay, Yankee shill supreme. At least with Mike F, the Mets got discussed; Mets players and commentators were brought in as guests for analysis. Remotes were done from Citifield. Where do Mets fans who listen to the radio go now for Mets coverage in the afternoons? This move simply makes the team doubly irrelevant in its market, with no radio forum at all. A pre-game and a post-game on WOR, with one hour of post-game phone calls??? Big whup.

  • “You know what? I’ve had enough of the Mets.” Perfectly understood. And he’s not alone.

    Approximately 3 million former Met fans share his sentiment. As far as the Wilpon/Katz ownership team is concerned, as long as someone, and it only takes one person or group, has the $2B+ to pony up and buy the team when Fred and Saul are ready to move on, that’s all that counts. While the bank and MLB officials who keep them afloat chow down in the suites, the fans who are stupid enough to believe in the team can line up at Shake Shack.

    To the point, Francesa is absolutely right to state that the Mets have completely failed in their obligation to market a successful franchise, significantly impacting the ability of the WFAN to sell ad space. Who hasn’t noticed the preponderance of IRS and other junk ads for every SNY broadcast. Not only is the team unwatchable, the ads are unwatchable as well. And let’s not forget that watching a game at that crass commercial dump they call a ballpark is akin to paying for the privilege of sitting in a strip mall parking lot.

    Refusing to allow members of the organization to appear on the WFAN is so absurd, no only is it is beyond belief that someone would actually have the stones to say they are “…build up their new radio relationship with WOR,” it is insulting to every Met fan.

    Clowns. Empti Field is full of them.

  • Hotstreak

    Murphy may become a Yankee. Yes Harvey and Murphy will be there and on the WFAN.

    We are stuck with David which is so annoying. Face of Losing Franchise while Murphy and Harvey winners will be Yankees.

  • Francesa: sorry, Bob the production assistant, but we’re going to go with Charlie. I know you’ve been with us for many, many years but I think Charlie will help us make more money.

    Bob the PA: oh man, really? Darn. Umm ok I guess. I’ll try to hook on with WWOR.

    Francesa: hey Bob, you jackass! Why don’t you help us make money anymore? I’m done with you.

    Bob the PA: yeah you made that clear when you severed our relationship you self-important, clueless nimrod.

  • john q

    The 1980’s Mets built WFAN and then WFAN dropped them after 27 years because they could get more money from the Yankees. Screw WFAN, the Mets don’t owe them anything.

    Mike is such a jackass. He’s just a big fat narcissist who is crying like a little baby because the Mets didn’t want him at City Field. Why does he even have to do a “remote” when he’s in the same damn city anyway?? That’s just lousy producing.

  • RyanF55

    🙂

  • Ronnie D appeared on the Yankees broadcast so looks like it’s just Mike Fatheada

  • metsfansince64

    The difference between Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon – even though both are totally incompetent owners, Fred, from all reports, at least is a nice man and a gentleman. His son is a stupid, spoiled, entitled brat, who’s never had to work for anything; who is arrogant enough to believe he knows more about baseball than the experts because he played baseball in college; and who is a nasty, vindictive little creep besides. Just what you want for an owner – NOT.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens once Selig isn’t there anymore to protect them. Nothing still may happen. But at least now we can have the glimmerings of hope. And we have our secret weapon – Jeffy-poo, who is probably nasty and stupid enough to cause all the other owners to want him gone, once he’s fully in charge and daddy isn’t there anymore to clean up his messes.

  • depressed Mets fan

    I agree with fat boy. A lot of times he’s wrong but he was 100% on point this time. And I say the more in the media criticizing the ownership group, the better.

  • metsfansince64

    And this “build up the relationship with WOR” is such patently absurd crap. Yeah, I’ll believe it, when I see WOR pre-empt Limbaugh or Hannity for Mets coverage. Like that’s going to happen anytime soon. All this huge breaking news yesterday, and no place to hear Collins and Alderson talk about it, because ESPN radio could care less; WOR doesn’t do sports, apart from their limited Mets coverage; and the imbecilic Mets would rather screw over WFAN like spoiled toddlers than give any thoughts to their fanbase.

  • Hotstreak

    Joe D. take the cue. We need leadership to overthrow the regime. SNY blog ain’t doing it.

  • seldomused

    Francessa bashed the team in 2006, in 2000, in 1999 and every other year he covered them. Even when the team was succeeding. So no, they did not always deserve the abuse.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Keith was on with Francesa maybe 10 days ago, and it was professional on both sides. Not to mention solid, informative radio.

    This isn’t about WOR. Look at the timing. It’s about Jeff lashing out like a terminally spoiled kid in front of all the relatives, where he’ll get the most bang for his screaming buck. Oh, he fixed the FAN, all right. And in the process threw away audience and made even more enemies, if that’s possible. Enemies that can hurt him and his team, and now have reason to do it.

  • Charley’s Twin

    exactly. This is NOT about WOR.

  • SinHalo27

    The FAN dropped the Mets- not the other way around so don’t cry about…well nothing! What’s the matter Mikey- slow Monday in sports? Francesa is the absolute worst. Yelling and berating his audience- treating them like disobedient children rather than those who pay his salary and afford him a decent life for him and his family. The same classless piece of garbage that drove Darrelle Revis and the NYJ publicist to hang-up on his sorry, washed-up, blowhard, more than ample posterior. And let us not forget how he delights in talking about his “baseball career” which is about the same as anyone who writes here- little league, maybe high school/college. It is an absolute miracle this filthy animal is still employed in this fantastic major market of New York. There are one hundred of these for every decent, valid point he makes. What other alternatives on free radio are there? It is a matter of convenience listening to him. And that theme song… if those musicians exactly knew what they were composing for they would destroy their instruments and have their fingers amputated- all of them- even the thumbs.

  • Charley’s Twin

    as for baseball, last night’s game was the best in years.

  • metsfansince64

    It’s only recently that Jeffie-poo has been the decision-maker. He’s the one with the nasty streak; I can’t see Fred doing this.

    And yes, they were lucky. And stupid. And greedy. Anyone with that kind of wealth who puts it all in one place, instead of diversifying (investment 101), deserves to lose $500 MM in one day, as they did. Sadly, we fans get to bear some of the consequences of their stupidity and greed.

    And they probably don’t have money, because the one thing about the real estate business is that it’s almost always heavily leveraged. The Wilpons’ real wealth was made with and kept with Madoff, not so much in real estate. And it’s gone now because they were too stupid and greedy to diversify. The only reason they haven’t gone under is because it’s in the banks’ interests to keep propping them up so they steadily, if slowly, get their money back, instead of seeing the Wilpons/Sterling go bankrupt and getting almost nothing.

  • Charley’s Twin

    Except Keith was on with Francesa 10 days ago, WOR and all.

  • SinHalo27

    oops, didn’t cover the label!! 🙂

  • AJF

    Carton is the worst and when you just want to listen to sports talk he talks about dumb stuff and thinks we enjoy his singing

  • jason bay

    The relationship should help both parties and clearly it wasn’t working for either so just drop it. The Mets don’t owe the Fan anything and vice versa.

    I just wish the Mets had gone onto a station that does sports and has a better signal. Poor choice with 710 but 710 will be the big winner when it all shakes out because with the team the Mets have on the way………

  • Donal

    Carton is like a 12 year old who giggles every time he thinks he put one over on Daddy (daddy in this case being the bosses/FCC) he plays silly little games trying to get obscenities on the air. What he doesn’t understand is daddy knows and doesn’t care.

  • Donal

    Eh, radio is a dying medium anyway. And WFAN is going to get swallowed up under CBS’ national sports network.

  • CJM

    Francesa is absolutely right.

  • Metropolitan

    another black eye for this organization being kicked to the curb by WFAN ,and guess who rolled right up to the WFAN yep the Yankees meanwhile the Mets are on a radio station where sports is almost non existent except for the Mets game

  • Xavier 22

    Now you’re just making stuff up to complain about? Why not go all out? Collins will be granted a 10 year contract by the ASB; Lagares will be traded to the Phillies for a PTBNL; Jeff Wilpon had sex with your wife/girlfriend/partner/significant other.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    But JB – it’s bad, stupid business. Like them or not, the FAN is the 800 lb gorilla in this field. A gorilla that can help the Wilpons – and our team – contract or not. And now, for the sake of Jeff’s little tantrum, we’ve thrown away the biggest on-air resource there is. It’s just criminally dumb.

  • jdon48

    francesa is a tool

  • Xavier 22

    How much of that $200M was on the field last night? Less than half I think. Over 10% of that payroll is suspended for 2014 and will probably never wear a Yankees uniform again.

    All things being equal, the Mets future looks brighter than the Yankees.

  • RyanF55

    Once again at the end of the day it’s the fans that get screwed. We finally could hear Met games broadcasted in crystal clear FM, and now we reverted back to AM that sounds like it’s broadcasted from Afghanistan. That’s really all I care about. Where the Mets are on the dial isn’t that important to me, but can we at least get decent reception? I used to get WFAN clear all the way up in Albany.

  • metsfansince64

    No, the fans are the big losers, because we have nowhere to go now on the radio for Mets guests, Mets remotes with lots of players and management interviews, etc. And that’s not going to change, even if the Mets become relevant. WOR is not a sports station, nor does it aim to become one.

  • Donal

    I’m sure the Yankees already on a CBS station and CBS still holding a small piece of the team helped that along.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    I agree with francessa – the mets are jackasses for banning wfan. Jesh , its the #1 sports radio station, business is business, its not personal. Any real business person knows that. I listen to the fan all the time and im a huge met fan. So I dont get to hear interviews with anyone from the team? wtf? They are only once again hurting their fans. NICE JOB METS, PLEASE SELL THE TEAM, AND MAKE THE FANS HAPPY.

  • DejaVu

    Great article!

  • metsfansince64

    I think the game broadcasts are treated differently. And it’s not just Francessa – it’s all the hosted shows, as far as I know.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    Two distinct points.
    Francesa is an insufferable buffoon.
    The Wilpons are jacka%%es and this is incredibly stupid and shortsighted and plain old dumb.

    But really, not surprising given the ineptitude of their marketing and PR departments. Entirely consistent with that.

  • xknight

    The Yankees had no presence on 880 save for the games and pre and post game shows. There were no hour long post game phone ins. You had news 24/7/ That’s wha ta news station does. WOR is a talkradio station. Now many people here don’t like the talk on Sean and Rush. That’s fine. Don’t listen. They have zero to do with Met broadcasts, Met fans were conditioned by 27 years of hearing their games on a sports talk radio station. WFAN and CBS made a business decision to make money. No other station in the area, except ESPN which wanted no part of a 162 game schedule, would have satisfied the wants of Met listeners so we need to stop blaming WOR. As to the Mets statement that they want to solidify their relation with WOR, that’s nonsense. Joan Hamburg is not going to have Daniel Murphy as a guest. The remaining stations of Clear Channel are offering Mets ads and info but aside from some DJs on 104.3 who are sports fans there’s no presence to solidify. That’s why the Mets actions re. FAN are no more than childish petulance because Francesa boorishly rags on them. He’s a jerk and a bully and they’re whining teenagers.

  • metsfansince64

    But CBS wanted the Mets on WCBS. It’s Jeffy-poo who preferred to pick up his toys and go elsewhere in a childish snit.

  • Hotstreak

    Wrong: I remember in late 80’s CORRECTION mid 90’s being at swimming pool and two Yankee fans were talking about “stealing” David Cohen. They got Doc and Straw. I wish they get David too. He would actually help them and I hate the Yankees. But I hate DW on the Mets so much more. Is he really helping them with 25% of payroll? He is an Opportunity Cost which would have been better derved if he was traded.

  • billpulsipher

    even with satan and his son as owners?

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    exactly the mets are hurting the fans cause they are crying over a business deal they didn’t go their way.

  • metsfansince64

    Exactly. For example – the Mets used to get free advertising on WFAN all the time by providing free tickets that weren’t going to be used anyway, and by providing guests, in return for the Mets promoting upcoming games. Now they aren’t doing that – how does that benefit the Mets? It doesn’t.

  • DejaVu

    The Piazza trade was going to happen without media or fan intervention. Just because a lot of mindless loudmouths called into a radio show, doesn’t have anything to do with Mets administration making the trade. I remember it, and yes, there were many fans calling in blithering about how the trade needed to happen. And it eventually did…but not because the fans “forced them to”…MLB teams are not run that way.

  • Xavier 22

    Oh OK. So something that someone said to you back in the 80s is going to affect the Mets actions 30 years later. Got it.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    I also have two points:

    1. Francesa should know a thing or two about jackasses, considering he is one.
    2. Diet Coke.

  • Hotstreak

    Do you think present Met ownership can afford next contract for Murphy and Harvey? No way Jose’. correction bad mouth them like Dickey was.

    I have history on my side and unfortunatelly DW too.

  • Xavier 22

    In terms of talent coming up through the farm system. Any intelligent Yankees fan (and there are a few out there) would gladly swap their starting rotation and pitching prospects with ours.

  • billpulsipher

    i can only imagine how many times the coward jeffy boy ran to daddy crying when bullies picked on him in school

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    I don’t agree – when im in my car all I have on is the fan, I like to hear about whats going on with my teams. Locally radio is very good imo

  • billpulsipher

    mikes radio show is on national televison….major exposure

  • metsfansince64

    Because at the Stadium, Mike gets to interview Alderson, Collins, David, and a host of other players. He can’t do that from Manhattan. And it’s not a question of the Mets owing WFAN anything. It’s in the Mets’ interest and the interest of their fans to get promoted and discussed on WFAN. But Jeffie-poo is an idiot who thinks the Mets should be entitled to be on WFAN forever even if WFAN can make more money with the Yankees. It’s the same logic that thinks the fans should support the team regardless of how little the ownership invests in it, and that it should be the fans’ money that pays for better players, not ownership.

  • billpulsipher

    woulda been nice to hear keith yesterday or hear Aldersons take on all the moves, but because jeff the coward banned them, so much for that

  • Xavier 22

    No team will be able to afford Harvey, especially with Bora$ as his agent. He’s going to demand a 10 year, $300M contract. If the Yankees are foolish enough to pay top dollar for a pitcher who will be approaching 30 when he becomes available, good luck to them. I’m just happy the Mets got him in his prime years. If they’re smart they’ll trade him just before he becomes a FA.

  • oleosmirf

    Funny, not even a month ago he said it was perfectly fine and well within their right. WFAN ditched them for the Yankees and the Mets rightly took offense.

  • Hotstreak

    Yankees will sign him as a FA and he will win CY with them.

  • MetsFAN660

    Sorry to spoil you everything is Jeff’s fault tirade, but yes, Clearchannel hates CBS enough, (and the other way around), that it probably is just about that. And I have no idea about what’s in the contract with Clearchannel, but I will be you everything I own that afternoon games will be aired instead of there regular programming.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Build up WOR….Thats BS

    I left my radio on after a Mets broadcast and I overheard one of the talk show host of another program state…

    “Sorry about the game getting in the way of you guys hearing our program but the good news is it wont affect our show for the rest of the month.”

    I was shocked at the way she said it….The Mets marriage with WOR is and will always be a BAD MATCH…

    I guess Fred likes the move because noone on the station will ever criticize him or the Mets because THEY DONT TALK SPORTS…smh

    I LOVE WHEN FATCESSA RIPS THE METS THEY DESERVE IT.

  • Xavier 22

    oh noes!

  • jjong

    I cannot agree more. It is sad

  • metsfansince64

    I’m not blaming WOR. And I’m well aware of the differences between WCBS, WOR and WFAN, thank you. But WCBS at least has sports coverage during the day, and would occasionally focus on Yankee-related things, as well as do Yankee-related promotions, none of which is likely on WOR (nor are most Mets fans going to hear about it even if they did). And no, it’s obviously not the same as being on a sports-radio station. I don’t blame CBS at all for what they did. But it’s totally counterproductive of the Mets to respond in this fashion, and only hurts themselves and their fans. But Jeff WIlpon could care less about the Mets fans – he’s made that abundantly clear in many ways. And saying that this is done on WOR’s behalf is just another example of the Mets ownership demonstrating how stupid they think we all are, because nobody with half a brain cell would believe that.

  • mattbalasis

    Ha ha ha ha ha … Fatcesspool is bubbling …

  • Hotstreak

    Sad but true state of our Mets under current ownership which in reality they are trustees of the team for the fan base. But there is negative trust that is the problem.

  • RyanF55

    He’s really watching his calories.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    He is the worst advertisement for Diet Coke ever.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    The worst part of all this is it proves that nobody in this org, including Fred, has the cojones to override Jeff when he shoots off his mouth like a whining child. And drills even more holes in the family business.

  • metsfansince64

    Games, yes. Obviously they’re going to broadcast games. That’s the contract, duh. But they’re not going to pre-empt their usual programming so we can listen to Alderson and Collins explain why they’re bringing up Montero and maybe deGrom, etc. Or when the Mets draft someone, we’re not going to get an interview with the kid instead of Rush Limbaugh. Or if the Mets ever actually get back to the playoffs (unlikely, with this ownership), we’re not going to get interviews and analysis during afternoon drive to discuss the upcoming playoff games with the Mets management, commentators, etc. We would get all of that on WFAN, irrespective of whether or not they are broadcasting Mets games. But not now, thanks to Jeffie-poo and his arrogant, vindictive temper tantrum.

  • Andrew Herbst

    This is no surprise from Francesa. He relishes any opportunity to bash the Mets.

  • goorru

    Like they don’t deserve it?

  • metsfansince64

    And if the Mets were stupid enough to allow Clearchannel to dictate that there couldn’t be Mets-related guests on WFAN — well, actually I believe Jeff is that stupid — but since there have been Mets guests on WFAN all along this season until now, I don’t believe that is the case.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    If you have any doubt about Francesa, having zero baseball IQ watch this. Maybe he should stop televising his shows.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAONQyJWC-8

  • metsfansince64

    It’s not Fred. It’s Jeff. I’m not sure Fred has much to do with the team anymore. I think it’s pretty much in Jeffie’s hands. Unfortunately for all of us.

    But it’s true that Jeffie does not like criticism.

  • gameball

    Yeah, I hear you, Mike . . .

    Now go home and get your f—ing shinebox.

  • metsfansince64

    No, he said that about not having the manager’s show, and about not having remotes from Citi. This thing of banning all Mets-related guests, including even their commentators, from all WFAN talk shows is new.

  • Martin

    Francesca is not only wrong about everything, he always angry and petulant and ge rally a mean and bad person.

  • derek murphy

    Screw fatcessa. Wfan has an agenda and I wouldn’t give them the time of day right now either. This is a good stand your ground tactic and is clever so coming from the mets it’s shocking. Ever since the decission was made to end the met partnership things have changed dramatically.

    While fAtcessa has never talked up the mets or tried to hide his allegiance at least he was somewhAt fair. That has all changed he blasts them all day every day. When its fair and unfair. What has become clear is that he has an agenda. Right behind him is Carton. Mike will trash what uniforms they wore, how many uniforms they got, there announced attendance, ticket prices, stadium, Wilpons, alderson, TC, players and everything else. For the last 20 years I’ve listened to fatcessa but I’m about done.

    Listening to the same thing for half of the program is annoying enough. How many times do we have to hear joe d. Call about Derek jeter or hear about who should be on the Yankee mt Rushmore. Now added to that is hate filled tirades about the mets daily. He spends more time trashing the mets than he does talking up the Yankees.

    To be honest I enjoy hearing him complain about having a met more than I would him interviewing a met. This is a fantastic job by the mets. Not only that its the perfect time cause what can they do about it? They can’t not talk about the mets cause there playing the Yankees. Nice play by mets.

  • Out of place Mets fan

    I am a former Mike and the Mad Dawg listener, my time listening to Francesa dwindled considerably after the split. I just couldn’t take the non-stop bashing of the Mets, when it was undeserved. I don’t mind real criticism even if it is blown out of proportion or sensationalized. It just got to the point where the blow hard needed to fill air time and hear himself talk. Repeating the utter gibberish that spews from his mouth like a boil oozes puss.

    I stopped completely when the Mets left the station, occasionally listening to Jody Mac, Marc Malusis or Tony Paige

  • gameball

    He didn’t know they meant HIS show.

  • RS

    He also complained about the Yankees. Said he was done with them as well….

  • seldomused

    The difference here is that Francessa is not a Mets fan, and bashed the team even when it was performing.

    Also what makes all this insulting to every Met fan? The relationship between the Mets and WFAN is over. The team has no obligation to continue any type of relationship with the radio station. Maybe they handled it poorly (as they always do), but I have no problem with the Mets cutting off ties from that Buffoon who has been the teams biggest critic despite not doing any research into the “facts” that come out of his mouth.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    Francessa saying that the Mets called FAN and are now allowing the Mets announcers to work with FAN, after previously denying they were banned. No word on Mets personnel, however, which they also deny have been banned from appearing on FAN. Can’t make this sh*t up… Good job again Jeff.

  • HawkZon

    the Mets organization are acting like the unsophisticated bunch that they are.
    Why wouldn’t you want exposure on an all sports network?

    I certainly don’t listen to 710, poor reception and I’m not supporting Hannity and Rush.

  • derek murphy

    Hating fatcessa there’s a couple of things that would make me happy. The mets sweeping or at least winning 3 out of 4 would be great. Now what could make my fat a$$ do back flips is if Montero were to beat tanaka. Fatcessa and his tanaka decided he’s never going to loose again would be over. Also they would look dumb for how can you start this kid in his 1st game against Tanaka & the Yankees.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    IMO the mets are acting like children

  • mr1313

    This guy is a tool. He gets his ratings by being a loud mouth controversial radio host not because of his knowledge of the game.

  • seldomused

    With the amount of Mets fans agreeing with Francessa here, the devil may want to invest in a winter jacket.

  • jason bay

    That wouldn’t be an issue if they had gone onto CBS, ABC or someone else that could do it right.

  • SCarton12

    The Yankees may not be top notch for a year or two, but there is no way possible that they stay down. Their whole business is based on legacy propaganda and championships. Next year they will sign Scherzer or the top starter FA, money is no object when you need a winner to feed the fake fans, worldwide.

  • derek murphy

    Ur 100% right. Ever since split the met bashing is up 500%. It’s getting hard for me to keep listening. On the way home he never stays on I always have to change. For years I just listened to the fan in the car unless there was a game on. His met hate is impossible to listen to. I’m glad I’m not the only one who notices this.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    For any of you out there that thinks Francesa isn’t completely full of it, here’s his greatest hits.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rntHOinf-WE

  • dealingwithidiots

    ………and non Mets proclamation, when the talks started about the Barclay Center he said it was a terrible idea, that there was no public transportation nearby. He is factually incorrect more than he is correct, yep people still tune in and he has a job.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Francessa just stated that the Mets contacted WFAN today to let them know that it had nothing to do with the players it wasnt a ban so to speak BUT decided after the game that “they will NOW MAKE THEIR BROADCASTERS AVAILABLE TO WFAN”

    Sounds like a BOYCOTT to me, with a change of heart after the backlash.

    This team couldnt be run by more incompetent people….ONLY THE METS!

    ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING WITH THIS TEAM…Yet you have silly people here at MMO in the comment section saying, “IM TOO NEGATIVE”

    Uh HELLOOOOOOOOO ALL WE HAVE IS NEGATIVITY TO DEAL WITH NAME THE POSITIVES

  • Hotstreak

    Its their MO which except for anomalies in 1969 and 1986 has always been. It is the same almost 20 years later. Yes they let Seaver go to even further back

    The one who looks weak in this debate is you. Oh I am exaggesting and in effect “chicken little” then you go and concede Harvey will not be reatined at only 30 years old

    After TJ surgery (Mets best leverage with Borus) give harvey a seven year extention for 140 M if he refuses then yes let him go but try and trade him. They won’t do that. They did not do it with Reyes or DW.

    But DW was kept and extended with a declining resume’.

    Matt Harvey is a bull dog and DW a wimp.

    I am done responding, sincerely have a great day and LGM.

  • goorru

    So you’re on team Wilpon, did you mention the devil?

  • derek murphy

    They spend all day bashing you. This is a 4 game stretch where they have to talk about you. Your getting the exposure anyway. This is the perfect time to show ur not okay with it. It don’t show a low IQ its actually smart. Fatcessa spends so much time trashing the mets it’s sickening.

  • billpulsipher

    jeffy boy cant take the heat…he also said it was the owner who enforced the ban yesterday

  • dealingwithidiots

    Do you believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny too? Mike F and Russo had as much to do with the Piazza trade as Al Gore inventing the Internet. Stop the madness already.

  • billpulsipher

    fred and jeff wilpon deserve EVERY BIT of bashing and criticism the world has to offer

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    im gonna have to try and make a list, (or if someone else here wants to, lol) of all the BAD PR the mets have brought on them selves just in 2014, cause it seems like its every other day.

  • goorru

    They deserve trashing

  • HawkZon

    Although I don’t care for Francesa and know he isn’t a Met fan, I find him to be a good advocate for Met fans. And I never said anyone had a low IQ, where did you get that from.

  • jason bay

    I agree Presidente,

    But it was the FAN that kicked us to the curb just like Norfolk, New Orleans and Buffalo did in a different arena.

    As for the petty retaliation that is a staple of Met ownership but Met players like Wright and Piazza had refused to go on WFAN before so it’s not entirely new and I can see where 710 could be miffed with a big WFAN presence at the biggest regular season series of the year.

    Bottom line the Mets and WFAN’s relationship soured long before 2014 but they’ll be back and Francesca’s main interest is undermining the Mets anyway so now he has one less platform to do so.

  • HawkZon

    Looking like the goobers that they are.

  • dealingwithidiots

    Try Xanax

  • derek murphy

    I support the boycott. Fatcessa is a non stop basher now that wfan don’t carry mets. It’s hard not to support the mets in this instance. They bash our team non stop hearing them cry about not getting guest is great. This will only last for the 4 games cause they know they got to cover us regardless cause were playing there team. Another sweep would be awesome especially Montero vs tanaka. LGM

  • SCarton12

    His zero baseball IQ really jumped the shark when, a couple of years ago, he kept repeating that a pitcher’s season can’t be good unless he has 8 more wins than losses.

  • HawkZon

    Amen.

  • derek murphy

    Sometimes but he goes out of his way to trash whether deserved or not. He just keeps going and going like there’s Ho hos on the other side.

  • HawkZon

    ^^THIS^^

  • derek murphy

    Fatcessa pick a color for your stupid head and keep it. I don’t want to egg the wrong guy.

  • sisk is a risk

    Fatcessa is a jerk! I love the way he takes the label off his diet coke. Why Mike? You want a couple of bucks from Coke to endorse it? Yet, you drink the stuff like you are stranded in a desert at a mirage. Let me tell you people, this idiot is well on his way to type 2 diabetes. So keep drinking Mike.

  • dealingwithidiots

    During the day, so not so much “major” exposure. With satellite radio becoming so popular, his days on the air are numbered, or we can hope

  • gameball

    This is what I’m thinking is happening here:

    – Fred+Jeff uptight about Saul Katz sellout story—peeved at suggestions on FAN that Wilpons could lose majority ownership, and at the gleeful caller response to that possibility.

    – Fred and/or Jeff throws a tantrum, issuing an ill-considered edict against team personnel speaking to FAN

    – Word of said edict filters back to FAN, and Francessa throws his own tantrum.

    – Calmer heads (Jay? Sandy?) begin to prevail and the backpedaling and disclaimers flow from on high. BS about suppporting new relationship with WOR mouthed by way of apology, to be followed by pretty much an unofficial but complete reversal of the spite-fueled edict.

    – Return to business as usual, move along folks, nothing to see here. . .

    Sound right?

  • Joey D.

    At first, this decision by the organization appeared to me as just another example of their obsessive concern about not ruffling the feathers of their business partners in any manner whatsoever. WOR was not going to pull the rug from under them anymore than Nike was when David was wearing his cap to honor first responders on the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

    I’m just wondering if the concern was less WOR than it was FAN no longer having a vested interest in the Mets and the organization wanting to avoid setting themselves up for tougher criticism for whatever one wants to think of this, it does remind me of Jay Horwitz trying to stop Matt Harvey in mid-sentence. Sounds like muzzling everybody – which makes Mike Francesa’s tirade (who now said the Mets have changed their mind) and motivation for the rant secondary.

  • dealingwithidiots

    How many times for you? Maybe you two can compare numbers.

  • Terry

    Yeah, I have to side with Derek. Why would a Met go on with that jackass – his word. He always rips the Mets. Even today when he was trying to praise them he took little shots or gave excuses for the Yankees. There are other shows on WFAN that treat the two teams equally. Go on those shows. Of course, the Mets didn’t handle the whole thing very well. Just for the record, Darling was on Joe and Evan last week.

  • peterfonda

    I say BRAVO to the Mets for dissing Francesa. Its a long time coming. Francesa has always treated the Mets with disdain, the same way he treats the Jets. Now that the Mets aren’t on FAN anymore, they don’t need Francesa, or his badmouthing. The Mets have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Francesa’s probably worried about his advertisers losing the Mets fans ears that used to listen to his show. I stopped a long time ago and you should too. There are many other sports radio options around nowadays. Nobody needs Francesa anymore. He was once the only game in town, but his day is done.

  • goorru

    What a bunch of oversensitive babies some of you are. ” WAHHH He criticizes my team”.

    At least somebody’s doing it out loud. He was screaming about the bullpen which is garbage and an embarrassment to have those old trash go out there everyday.

    A lot of us left Metsblog because it’s just a tool of the Wilpon’s now you complain when someone criticizes the team? The beat writers all kiss the Wilpon’s butt because they know if they say anything critical they will get the same treatment. You’re falling in line just like the Jeffy wants.

  • HawkZon

    They changed their minds when they realized they looked as bad as that loyalty letter made them look.

  • SCarton12

    I believe you are wrong, Jeter lost a tax court case on residency and income tax a few years ago. You can’t claim residency in FL when you are employed in NYC.

  • Terry

    Stewie, there is a huge difference between trashing the bullpen when it stinks to just hating on the team over and over for years and years and preaching from his so-called elite status and Yankee love-fest.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    They certainly do. When Metsblog and other shills toe the company line, Francessa tells the truth about how poorly this team is run, and thank god for that! The Mets totally deserve all the negativity they gotten.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    agree – not sure how or why anyone would side with the mets, “not letting” their players or staff being on a radio station we all listen to. at least I assume most of us do. boomer and carton, mike, joe and evon, I mean…none of you listen to this station??? Its not like they just don’t go on mikes show but banned the whole station cause they couldn’t get their way.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    You just might’ve nailed it. Unfortunately, I think it was Jeff who went off like a half-cocked baby and Fred who overruled him. Unfortunate because once Fred’s gone, there’ll be nobody to hold Jeff’s leash.

  • derek murphy

    That’s a load of cr@p. while nobody hates the Wilpons more than me Fatcessa is often off the mark. He trashes everything having to do with the mets and is often wrong but never retracts his statements. Every single day he looks for anything that has been written about the mets looks for an angle and trashes.

    The coupons n dead Katz use my beloved franchise as a piggy bank. They have for years and have let things deteriorate around them. However the guys that put on the orange and blue have nothing to do with that. This fatcessa trashing my beloved mets who take pride in who they are rips at my core. Who is he beside a jackass.

  • metsman

    I don’t 100% agree with you, but I think we are pretty close with our position on this. His actual baseball criticism were often vague and poorly thought out and just amount to my team has all the money in the world so every other team that doesn’t is pathetic.

    However, WFAN is a great radio station and the thought of us cutting them out so we can build a better relationship with WKKK, I mean WOR, is a joke. Francesa is right about this particular move, this team needs to take any exposure they can get.

  • Xavier 22

    If you have so much trouble with the Mets, then why on Earth do you support them? Given everything you said, I think you’re a repressed Yankees fan who for some reason seems desperate to root for the Mets.

    Santana was “only” 29 when the Mets signed him and look how well that turned out. I would much rather the Mets do what the Twins did with Santana and trade Harvey in his final year for some quality prospects rather than investing $140M in him for seven of his downhill years. If you think that signing a pitcher pushing 30 to a long term contract is not only a good idea, but it makes you look strong in this “debate”, then I appreciate that you will no longer be responding to my posts.

  • dealingwithidiots

    They “got” Doc and Straw, do you have idea why?

    DW sends his love – xxoo

  • BronxMets

    sure

  • Derpy

    What are you talking about? Mets fans can turn on WOR and hear sports news whenever they want.

    Oh, you mean Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh aren’t sports talk shows?

  • gameball

    Yeah its really a nightmare scenario. Maybe when Sandy is commissioner he will make it his business to administer the necessary spankings. Or maybe at some point Jeff will cross the McCourt line and get pushed out.

  • willymayshayes

    So if the Wilpons and Fatcesa are going to duke it out, I’m praying for a double KO.

  • willymayshayes

    As much as I dislike Francesa, I LOATHE Fred Fn Wilpon and what he has done with my favorite team.

  • metsman

    It’s the same thing with his treatment of the Jets because he’s a Giant fanboy. There is part of me that loves the thought of him squirming about this even if he is complely right about this particular move; they are indeed Jackasses for this.

  • metsman

    In the most pathetic way possible, it does.

  • goorru

    Yeah he should shower the Mets with love and adulation, Congrats on your FIVE losing seasons. Go listen to Michael Kay he literately says he hates the Mets and the fans.

  • piazza4aday

    when did “Hannity and Rush” get called up? Man the Mets are rushing everyone up from the minors…I guess its difficult to listen from the “Left” side of your head only.

  • goorru

    WOR doesn’t only have political talk they also have real estate talk. RIVETING!!

  • piazza4aday

    ESPN Radio has replaced “the other NY sports radio station”.
    My 9 y/o son said to me…”daddy why does he yell at everyone all the time…?”. Sometimes it takes a 9 y/o to point out a 60 something y/o jacka55.

  • derek murphy

    Can’t stand fatcessa who’s wrong about everything and always lies about it. As if there’s no archives. Love when muschnick calls him out in print for lying and being stupid. Fact is this gets under his skin so it makes me happy. Beating the Yankees at least 3 out of 4 would be great. Montero besting tanaka would bi icing on the cake. For all of you who think having crappy owners meets you can’t take pride in your team I feel bad. The guys who go out on the field are the ones I root for. Fatcessa taking non stop shots at them all day everyday is lame. As it turns out fatcessa Lageres is a major league OF, Murphy can play second and Niese’s contract is not bad actually its good. Choke on a coke u pig.

  • HawkZon

    My ears are just fine, thank you.

  • jason bay

    The station the Mets wound up on has nothing to do with not giving Francesca a platform to bash the Mets at the ball park.

    Obviously ownership should have gotten the Mets onto a better station but that is entirely a different issue, similar to never having a competent backup plan which we have seen all too often.

  • Hotstreak

    That is touching because as far as character goes he is the best. I dislike him between the lines only. I have supported that a couple years ago he should have gotten the gold glove. The guy would help the Yankes but 25% of payroll on the Mets for his production is bad rebuilding. Again Opportunity Cost.

  • HawkZon

    I like that, WKKK.
    Good one!

  • Taskmaster4450

    WFAN’s timing was ideal. They dumped the Mets just as they are on the ascent to pick up the Yankees who are about to enter a prolonged down period in spite of all their money.

    Francesa can bellow all he wants about his beloved Yankees. They spent $1/2B this off season and their team is still trash and full of holes. Unlike the Mets who were stocking up on some young talent, the Yankees have nothing. All their talent is in A ball and they only have a few guys they are heavily counting upon (sound familiar…FMart, Milledge). A bust rate of any sort means they are screwed. Even the Yankees are aware of this looking to blow the market off the IFA spending this year in hopes of infusing some talent in the system. Unless they can get some Montero types who are 21 or 22, that will pay off for them 5-7 years down the road. The FA market is even weaker next year and the Yankees have a ton of holes to fill. So money isnt going to buy them out of this problem.

  • Hotstreak

    Good bye.

  • Tom

    I would listen to ESPN, but when I’m in the car the option is Michael Kay. If ESPN could put on a half decent guy during the afternoon commute I would listen religiously.

  • Hotstreak

    Joe D. He is one of your writers. I tried to end the debate on an up positive note and he is harassing me trying to bait me. Tell this guy he was wrong.

  • Hotstreak

    By the way give that offer now you did not even read my post. Of course he would have to pass a physical.

  • jason bay

    The Yankees will always have a large national following but clearly they are a team on the decent while the Mets are on the rise so it was a shortsighted decision by the FAN.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Did you see the video of him spilling the diet coke? If not, go YouTube it.

  • Excellent point about their timing – it was awful.

  • jjong

    I am waiting for car service when did the mets changed their minds

  • MetsFAN660

    It’s different for a premium event. Plus, you never know what is going on behind the scenes. Mike pisses people off all the time, and it’s not like the Mets get a lot of support from Beningo and Roberts. Even when they were on the station, it was nothing but whining, like on here. The Mets never seemed to complain about then, so now who can blame them if they want to help out their new station? I can guarantee the Yankees would never put up with that from any of them.

  • MetsFAN660

    Stupid stupid stupid. Very shortsighted.

  • john q

    It’s not that he “can’t” do that from Manhattan it’s that it’s much easier to get guests when you’re at the ballpark.

    Why is in the interest of the Mets to get promoted on WFAN? Who cares? Is WFAN even relevant anymore? Maybe back in the days before the internet & smart phones and cable sports networks.

    This is about some narcissistic blowhard who’s ticked off that his ratings will go down because he can’t easily book guest for his show.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    So the Mets are horrible and won’t spend money for several years, and this is reason to sign them up for another several years??? Not how I see it

  • billpulsipher

    a jeffy boy supporter^^^^ that makes one person.

  • dealingwithidiots

    Good comeback, really got me where it hurts

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    Hey MMO, I can’t say “d0uche” but jackass is allowed to be in big bold letters?

    Give up the censorship

  • HamPorter

    If I have heard and read correctly…
    It was WFAN that did not want to renew the broadcasting partnership with the Mets, not the other way around.
    Currently, WFAN does not allow the Mets to run promotions on their station and
    WFAN does not offer Mets game ticket give-aways for contests or promotions, just to name a few juvenile tactics.
    WFAN for whatever reason took the low road with the Mets after agreeing to their new deal with the Yanks.
    Now the Mets and their front office are no choir boys here either, they could have taken the high road and played above the nonsense, instead they joined in the game of tit-for-tat, making themselves look petty and, unfortunately again, less than professional.
    This almost reeks of something George Steinbrenner would have pulled in the old days and probably would have had it written in their contract with WFAN, you know, ‘no publicity for the Mets while we’re under contract here’.
    Hey, you never know.
    But being a Mets fan, I wish my team would have shown more class and taken the high road instead of sinking to the level of whoever is running WFAN these days.

  • Mikey

    If the Mets do manage to become competitive in the next 5 years…
    Don’t be surprised to see SNY try and buy out WOR and compete with FAN as a Sports talk channel!

    The competitive team will solve the financials and SNY would LOVE to add a Radio station to their portfolio!

    In 5 years the contracts for the Conservative talk hosts will be up for renewal and if they leave for another channel the Radio station will be ripe for the picking!

  • goorru

    Ba1derso is banned but Fatcessa is ok

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    I’ve figured out why the Diet Coke isn’t making Francesa any thinner, but Mike doesn’t want you to know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I1W_JdJu-8

  • Bobby O

    I concur with peterfonda below, I second a BRAVO for the Mets dissing Fatcessa. This guy openly campaigned for Mets fans to boycott the Mets when WFAN was the flagship station of the Mets. ??? Rumor has it the Yankees had something to do with this in that they want their players and people featured on his show rather than the Mets and rightfully so. It wasn’t a coincidence this happened in the Subway Series.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I thought the smartest biz move would have been for the Mets to sign Francessa to telecast on SNY AND re-up with the FAN. Then you would keep the flagship and add the most popular sports radio host to your new network, which really has not gotten off the ground w/r/t non-Mets related stuff. Seems to me that would have skyrocketted SNY.

  • goorru

    What are you talking about, he never openly campaigned for fans to boycott.

  • Bobby O

    Yes he did I think 3 seasons ago.

  • goorru

    Yeah he’s overweight on the radio, the Wilpon’s are paying $20 million for an overweight Fartolo.

  • goorru

    That’s just silly, let’s make things up. I would LOVE to see ANYWHERE where you can prove this.

  • Francessa is not the issue. So what that he’s not a Mets fan, there are plenty of on-air personalities who are, and this absurdity impacts the entire station.

  • Bobby O

    I’m not making this up – I specifically heard shows where he suggested not supporting the team in the past. But openly campaigned is I grant you too strong of a term.

  • goorru

    In what context? To a caller complaining about the Wipons? Apparently a lot of fans are doing just that.

  • Bobby O

    I guess in this context- for the Wilpons not spending any money to try to put a competitive enough team on the field for a big market team.

  • Ha ha ha. It’s so entertaining reading how wound up people get over Francessa.

    Who cares what people think, the guy has the highest rated sports talk show in the country.

    Truth be told, I haven’t re-programmed my car radio for whatever station the Mets broadcasts are now located. I just switch between the FAN and ESPN. I mean, who listens to the Mets on WOR? No one.

    No worries. Here it comes. The day a new owner wants to move the Mets elsewhere, as by the time the Wilpon/Katz family is finished destroying NL baseball in the cradle of the game, the brand will be so damaged there won’t be any Met fans left. Mint.

    Clowns. They always have an exit strategy.

  • piazza4aday

    Tom, i used to hate Kay too based on my listening to an occasional Skankee game. But he is actually very good on the radio. He and lagreca work well together. An acquired taste…like Scotch… 🙂

  • skyking26

    Fatcessa is a jackass but the way this organization handles things with this ownership opens the door for Fatcessa’s cesspool which he calls a mouth to be a jackass day in day out. Best thing we can hope for is new ownership to bring us back to being a respectable team and organization again. Shutting up Fatcessa and new ownership is a winning combination.

  • Andrew Herbst

    No they deserve a lot of criticism that comes their way.

  • jessepmmo

    I guess I am further confused… on Francesa today

    “After that happened yesterday, they decided to have a little change of heart,” Francesa said. “So they are now saying that Keith and Gary (Cohen) and Ron Darling — if they wish to come on the FAN and if they are invited — they are allowed to come.”

    Was I dreaming a few days ago when this happened?

    http://metsmerizedonline.com/2014/05/darling-regrets-not-reading-mets-loyalty-pledge-letter.html/

    So was it a 5 day WFAN ban or was it a “Don’t go on Francesa” ban – because they are two TOTALLY different things. I am fairly positive I heard Darling on WFAN so…

  • Joey D.

    Hi HawkZon,

    Maybe the guys at FAN signed that loyalty letter?

  • Joey D.

    Hi jjong,

    Francesa announced it in his opening remarks.

  • ray sadecki

    Hi goorru,

    There is nothing wrong with criticism if it is deserved, and the mets have done plenty to deserve it. That being said, the guy was saying David Wright was inferior to Inge and criticizing every met until they come on his program and then he acts like he is their friend. He says he is going to grill Alderson until he comes on the program and then he tosses softball questions to him. The only
    thing I am going to miss about WFAN is Steve Sommers. I sure dont miss listening to the endless stream of commercials between the schmoozing, even for the Hebrew home already.

  • jaygreen55

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!! In the picture dictionary of the American language the term Jackass is accompanied by a photo of Mike Francessa

    The man is a legend in his own mind

  • jaygreen55

    I do when I can’t watch on TV. Howie Rose is still one of the best radio play by play men in the game and Josh Lewin while not great is tolerable

    I do hate contributing to the ratings of a station that features the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Shawn Hannity though

  • Anthony

    I listen to wor

  • Anthony

    It was a business decision it happens every day

  • Anthony

    That would take money that they dont seem to want to spend

  • Anthony

    Long live wor

  • Anthony

    God bless the first ammendment

  • Donal

    WFAN ran more Yankee ticket promotions the last several years, anyway. If not for the games being broadcast, you’d have no idea they were the Mets station.

  • Mikey

    Anthony is partially right…
    No money to buy it now and even if they had they would pay way too much for it compared to another network that is unsuccessful.
    Sure half the Talent acquisition would be done already but that isn’t always a good thing when your buying a new company.

  • Donal

    No one listens to Michael Kay. Although, I might have started if the Mets went to ESPN and then he had to start being positive about them. And there’s a difference between criticizing the team and just constantly trashing them and antagonizing their fans.

  • Charley’s Twin

    What premium event are you referring to? Subway Series? What happened 10 days ago? Me confused.

  • Francesser is a ginormous D-Bag who just happens to be 100% right for a very rare change.
    The Mets and some of their fans need to realize that WFAN for all of its shortcomings is the only 24/7 sportstalk radio station around. (ExcramentSPN does not count.)
    Get over your hurt feelings and put your guys back on the air so that your actual customers can hear them.

  • I don’t really know what the issue with them is, but certainly Darling was on five days ago.

    I stopped listening to WFAN once the Mets left, as I was never a big fan of their personalities other than the Schmoozer.

    This seemed to be a big issue yesterday and again today so I simply posted what I saw about Mets denying there was a ban.

  • Donal

    so then what is the difference from what we have now? WCBS is news talk, isn’t it? The only difference would be maintaining a relationship with someone who constantly trashes the team and goads the fans.

  • peterfonda

    VitaminCM: You are incorrect, FAN is not the only 24/7 sports station around. ESPN is a decent alternative, and there are many options on the internet and on Sirius Satellite Radio. Francesa had a sports radio monopoly in the ’90s, when the internet was in its infancy and ESPN did not have a presence here yet. But in 2014, there are literally hundreds of alternatives to Francesa. His day is done – you just need to wise up and stop listening. Francesa used to say that he didn’t care if you hated him or loved him, as long as you listened. The man knows where his bread is buttered. Only suckers still listen to him.

  • goorru

    Some of you fans are overly sensitive,

  • Donal

    He’s on CBS Sports. They would have more exposure on DIY Network

  • Donal

    You are one guy. And if they switch out to the more cost effective national shows, what are you going to do? Change the station?

  • goorru

    WFAN is the only 24/7 local talk sports radio. If you want local sports talk it’s the place to go.

  • jessepmmo

    I think we are on the same page regarding this topic…. I am NOT confused by anything you contributed, I am confused by the story that WFAN is creating when 5 days it out Ron darling was on the radio station

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Yea, i want most of the talk on im listning to on the radio to be local. Which is why every state has local shows and mostly talks local teams

  • goorru

    It’s obviously not a made up story, Keith was suppose to be on the show and then was told he wasn’t allowed to be on.

  • Shhhh.

    No one is supposed to know that Darling was on with Joe & Evan a week ago or that Keith Hernandez was on with Mike Francesa 3 weeks ago.

  • jessepmmo

    again my question is.. are they banned from the station or from his show?

  • Donal

    Like I said, you’re one guy. and most major markets have been switching to the national broadcasts (and a lot of those shows spend half their time not talking sports). New York only delayed it this long because we have so many local teams. But another thing to consider: how many people in NYC root for teams from other markets? We have a very large population of transplants.

    And there’s only so many things you can say about how a guy proficiently throws a ball.

  • Al Messenger

    What the Wilpons need to seriously consider is to get a broadcasting license and create SNY radio. Use their own personalities for a midday show and a show to run against fatboy. Simulcast it on SNY. They got Carlin, Malusis, Shien, Ojeda, Duquette. Then don’t give FAN access to any Mets employees. Anytime Sandy goes on fatboys show he gets grilled, but let Cashman appear and it’s a love fest. I’ll take Sandy as my GM any day over Cashman. When was the last time cross eyed Cash made trades and got back the return that Sandy has (Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard). That’s right. NEVER!

  • Donal

    Wait, he really said a facility built on top of a major subway terminal has no public transportation?

  • I think Francesa either has temporary amnesia because how does he forget Darling and Hernandez being on WFAN the past few weeks or maybe SNY did ban the guys but just for the Subway Series and had a change of heart.

    But there is no doubt SNY since switching to WOR have had their guys on WFAN.

  • Xavier 22

    Firstly, thank you for being done responding – twice 🙂

    Secondly, Santana passed his physical, and how’d that work out for the Mets?

    Finally, when has Bora$ ever allowed one of his top clients to not test the FA market? Can you provide me with one example?

  • Says who? Keith or Francesca?

  • You know the last time Keith was on with Francesa he called Harvey the most celebrated 12-10 pitcher in baseball.

    If you allow for conspiracy theories maybe the Mets are not punishing Francesa but Keith instead.

  • Donal

    Francesa said he was thrilled to no longer be pre-empted by the Mets. He admitted on air to be PO’d about losing air time to them. And it his job to talk sports.

  • HamPorter

    Donal and Anthony, not disputing the business decision at all. WFAN decided to go a different route and i have no problem with that.
    My comment is geared more to the fallout, the ticky-tac b.s. that’s going on after the fact.

  • Tom

    My primary gripe with him involves the YES network. I do not like Francessa, but the reason he was taken off the YES network was because he wouldn’t toe the company line. I can make the assumption therefore because they hired Michael Kay that he is then willing to. Thus I have no interest in listening to shills.

  • piazza4aday

    I think the reason Francessa was cancelled is that he is virtually unwatchable. His ratings must have reflected that. Kay was an afterthought addition. Mike clearly has a face for radio.

  • NeedNewOwners

    Fransuca is a wheezing bloated windbag.

  • VfJ

    Francesa was a long lasting Wilponzi apologist but their chickenshit, petty ways have cost them another supporter…as the worm turns…

  • William Martin

    They severed ties; his radio station’s decision. The Mets are trying to brand with their new partner while the ex-wife is barking for alimony. Mike, you said it last fall when WFAN ditched them… “It was a business decision, nothing personal; from high up the chain.” Well Mike, this was a business decision, high up the ranks, and nothing personal.

  • dealingwithidiots

    Yep! Major Subway terminal and LIRR Atlantic Terminal

  • Tom

    I wish I could agree with that, but there has always been a large disparity between their ratings. Francessa was clearly fired for the A-Rod stuff. the Yankees YES network clearly couldn’t handle anything negative about them on their own station. Regardless I want to punch both their faces everytime I see them, neither has a face for TV.

  • Joe

    Who’s the Jackass. This windbag can be replaced by anyone at he the FAN. No one will know the difference. He is mostly wrong on his predictions and picks. I can’t stand his voice. I am glad the mets are WOR. No need to risk going on the FAN and hearing that idiot. The only question is who is the biggest idiot. Franasshole or the mad dog.