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It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

From the NY Post: Settlement talks between the Mets and the trustee recovering money for Bernie Madoff’s victims reportedly broke down this afternoon amid a dispute over the leaking of information from a sealed lawsuit. “We are no longer pursuing settlement negotiations,” said David Sheehan, a lawyer for the trustee Irving Picard, who filed a […]

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

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
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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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments
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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Piazza Talks Ownership, Mets Fans, Future in Baseball

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

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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Is There Crying In Baseball?

An article by posted on February 1, 2011 0 Comments
Is There Crying In Baseball?

Mike Francesa opened his daily show this afternoon with his thoughts about the Wilpon mess. He has levied some strong accusations against the Wilpons. What set the stage for Francesa, was this piece in the New York Times by Alison Leigh Cowan which reveals the Wilpons were involved in another Ponzi scheme as recently as two years ago. […]

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Madoff Trustee Accused Of “Character Assassination”

An article by posted on February 1, 2011 0 Comments

According to the NY Daily News, the attorneys for Fred Wilpon are accusing the trustee in the lawsuit against them of  “character assassination”, as well as trying to leak files out to the media for their viewing pleasure.  Counsel for the Wilpons are also filing a motion not to have any sealed records and files […]

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RHP Rodrigo Lopez Chooses Braves

An article by posted on January 31, 2011 0 Comments
RHP Rodrigo Lopez Chooses Braves

Updated Post 9:00 PM I hate to break this to you, but sadly right-hander Rodrigo Lopez has agreed to sign a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.  <sniff> <sniff> By the way, reliever Elmer Dessens told the Mets he wanted to come back on a minor league deal. They told him to take hike and that […]

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Mets Announce 2-Year Deal With R.A. Dickey

An article by posted on January 31, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2-Year Deal With R.A. Dickey

Post Updated 1/31 4:20 PM The New York Mets today announced that they have signed righthanded pitcher R.A. Dickey to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013. Dickey compiled a 11-9 record in 2010 and finished seventh in the National League with a 2.84 ERA. He became the first pitcher in team history […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Hot Flashes and Frozen Treats

An article by posted on January 31, 2011 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss, The Wilpons, Jose’ Reyes moving cross-town, and other frozen thoughts: The only truth gleaned from the news that the Wilpons are seeking a partner to buy 25% of the Mets is that they may have lied to Mets fans. Since the Bernie Madoff scandal broke, and their names attached, they […]

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Sherman’s Offseason Report Card

An article by posted on January 31, 2011 0 Comments

Joel Sherman if the NY Post ranked each MLB team based on who he thought had the most successful offseason. He listed the Blue Jays as his best team and rounds out his top five with the Red Sox, Phillies, A’s and Rays. In the bottom he ranked the Angels as the worst which was […]

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