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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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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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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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Has David Wright Become Underrated?

An article by posted on January 30, 2011 0 Comments

The franchise of the Mets, David Wright has become somewhat underrated in the baseball world. Ever since his less than dazzling 2009 campaign, Wright has not been held in the same high regard as he once was. Granted he has not been as good as 2007 and 2008, Wright is due a little more credit than […]

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Potential Mets Buyers Staring To Emerge

An article by posted on January 30, 2011 0 Comments
Potential Mets Buyers Staring To Emerge

It looks like we’re in for another bizarre season where much of the Mets talk will be centered on off the field issues rather than how well or how poorly the team is doing on the field. The news that the Wilpon family now wants to sell a minority stake in the Mets will take […]

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Can K-Rod Keep It Under 55?

An article by posted on January 30, 2011 0 Comments
Can K-Rod Keep It Under 55?

Ian Begley of ESPN New York had an injury update on Francisco Rodriguez before the weekend and it sounds like the thumb is healed and K-Rod is ready to move on. Sandy Alderson said on Thursday night that he expects Francisco Rodriguez to report to spring training 100 percent healthy. K-Rod had surgery in mid-August to […]

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Mets Will Host The 2013 All-Star Game: Just What the Doctor Ordered

An article by posted on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

Nearly forty seven years ago Johnny Callison hit a walk off home run in the 1964 All-Star Game at Shea Stadium, that being the first and only time the Mets in their 49-year history would host an All-Star Game. Now in 2011, Sports Illustrated and sources close to Jon Heyman are reporting that the New […]

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NY Times: Wilpons Could Owe One Billion Dollars

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 6:30 PM The New York Times, citing a source, reported Irving Picard, the trustee charged with recovering funds for Madoff victims, could be seeking as much as $1 billion from the Wilpon family in the sealed lawsuit, by taking into account “their conduct” in addition to “actual Ponzi scheme gains”. “I think Fred […]

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Listen: Mets Conference Call, Wilpons Could Sell 25% Of Team

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

Here is the conference call courtesy of SNY. In a nutshell, Fred Wilpon has indicated that the Mets are looking to sell about 20-25% of the team. Considering that the team is worth a staggering number that could come close to one billion dollars, we are talking about a potential investor who can come in with about […]

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About That $50 Million Dollars

An article by posted on January 28, 2011 0 Comments

The conventional thinking is this is a throwaway season with the Mets not being able to compete until 2012 after the team clears its books of Oliver Perez, Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and possibly Francisco Rodriguez. However, that’s not a given. While the Mets should have more financial flexibility next winter, they’ll have a wide […]

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