Mets News & Notes

Jeff, Fred Wilpon Press Conference Highlights

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Here is a recap of the press conference at Citi Field by Fred and Jeff Wilpon. I included some notes and observations after the quotes. 1:45 PM Jeff Wilpon: “I am very disappointed, but I believe I handled this in the most humane way that I could. We need someone to instill a winning culture in […]

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Aftermath: Mets Fire Jerry Manuel And Omar Minaya

An article by posted on October 4, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 11:30 AM According to the latest 20/20 news update on WFAN, Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel have been relieved of their duties. A press conference has been scheduled at Citi Field for 1:30. Mets CEO Jeff Wilpon released a brief statement that reads, “We need to hire a new General Manager with fresh perspective who will […]

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And This Too Shall Pass

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments
And This Too Shall Pass

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, gives us the final numbers on how the Mets fared in attendance in only the second season of their new park, Citi Field. The Mets announced a final-game attendance of 30,849. That makes the season total: 2,559,738. Because there were two single-admission doubleheaders and technically 79 home dates, the […]

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Ike Davis For NL Rookie Of The Year

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

In the National League this year, many rookies have come out of the gates to have phenomenal years. Starlin Castro, Gaby Sanchez, Pedro Alvarez, Buster Posey, Jason Heyward and the Mets own Ike Davis. To prove my case, I’m gonna debunk all the other contestants. Starlin Castro has hit for absolutely no power, but has […]

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As I Thought, Wilpon, Backman, Valentine Meeting Never Happened

An article by posted on October 3, 2010 0 Comments

Updated 1:00 PM As I suspected… [tweeted]http://twitter.com/DPLennon/status/26275492915[/tweeted] Original Post 10:55 PM The following blurb appeared in the Greenwich Times as posted on MetsBlog. Stamford resident and ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine was seen having dinner with New York Mets owner and Greenwich resident Jeff Wilpon, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya and Mets minor league manager and […]

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New Mets GM To Come From Outside Organization

An article by posted on October 2, 2010 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets may be looking beyond their borders to replace outgoing general manager, Omar Minaya. The Mets are planning to go outside the organization for the GM position and are thought to be considering several people, including former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes, White Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn and […]

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A Rift In The Mets Family

An article by posted on October 1, 2010 0 Comments
A Rift In The Mets Family

Bob Klapish of the Bergen Record revealed some of the internal turmoil going on in the Mets front office where it seems Jeff and Fred Wilpon are conflicted as to how the Mets should move forward. In this quote via MetsBlog, it’s quite clear that nothing has been set in stone yet as many have indicated in […]

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Like The 2010 Mets, Jerry Manuel Fades Into Obscurity

An article by posted on October 1, 2010 0 Comments

It was interesting to hear Jerry Manuel evaluate his performance a couple of nights ago on SNY, admitting he pushed the envelope in bringing back Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, and the experiment with Reyes at third. Much of the self-evaluation had been written by posters at the time, but it must be remembered Manuel […]

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Thoughts On Minaya, Manuel and Manic Monday

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

The earth shook this afternoon in New York when a source told 7 Train To Shea that Omar Minaya will be fired as the Mets GM on Monday and will not be reassigned. And if that revelation wasn’t shocking enough, that same source also reported that Jerry Manuel will not be asked to stay on as the manager of […]

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Lawyers To Meet Ahead Of K-Rod Grievance Hearing

An article by posted on September 30, 2010 0 Comments

Lawyers from Major League Baseball and the players’ association will meet today to discuss the grievance filed after the New York Mets withheld the remainder of this season’s salary from Francisco Rodriguez. Under baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, the meeting is required before the grievance can be scheduled for argument in front of arbitrator Shyam Das. […]

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