Mets News & Notes

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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ESPN: Top 10 Mets Prospects

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments

Updated Post 2:00 PM Yesterday, I posted Keith Law’s 2011 Organizational Rankings which you can see if you scroll down. Today, Law posted his Top 10 Mets Prospects as follows: 1. Wilmer Flores, SS/3B  2. Matt Harvey, RHP (83) 3. Reese Havens, 2B 4. Cesar Puello, OF 5. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF 6. Darrell Ceciliani, CF 7. […]

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Alderson Says Don’t Count Mets Out In 2011, Darling Disagrees

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Says Don’t Count Mets Out In 2011, Darling Disagrees

It looks like the Mets Hot Stove season has come to an official end. Yesterday during the press conference introducing Chin-Lung Hu to the media and fans, Sandy Alderson commented on the offseason moves and confirmed that the Mets were done making moves and they had accomplished all of their goals. “Actually, I feel pretty […]

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Snow Daze: Bobby V Is Pretty Funny

An article by posted on January 27, 2011 0 Comments
Snow Daze: Bobby V Is Pretty Funny

Earlier this month, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine was named the public safety director in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. We all know Bobby V is a guy who takes his job seriously, but this is going above and beyond the call of duty. A local CBS reporter doing a weather/traffic report on scene at an […]

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Santana Still Not Throwing, Setback?

An article by posted on January 26, 2011 0 Comments
Santana Still Not Throwing, Setback?

According to Andy McCullough of The Ledger via twitter, Joan Santana has yet to begin throwing. To Sandy Alderson’s knowledge, Johan Santana has not begun throwing in his rehab program. Only last month during an interview on WFAN and then again during a conference call with Mets bloggers, Alderson said he expected Johan Santana to […]

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Frank Viola Will Be The Brooklyn Cyclones Pitching Coach

An article by posted on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that former Mets pitcher Frank Viola will become the new pitching coach of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Frank Viola who had interviewed for the Brooklyn Cyclones pitching coach job during the winter meetings at Disney, has been hired for that role by the Mets, a Florida television station reported. Ahh, “Sweet […]

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Stoner and Pridie Clear Waivers And Will Report To Buffalo

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Steve Popper of The Record, is reporting that Jason Pridie and Tobi Stoner both cleared waivers today and have been outrighted to Buffalo.  Pridie has decided to accept the assignment instead of electing free agency.  Stoner did not have a choice – he had to accept the assignment.  Both players will be invited to attend […]

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Odds Are Albert Pujols And Cards Will Agree On Extension

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments
Odds Are Albert Pujols And Cards Will Agree On Extension

Updated Post 1/25 2:00 PM Here is an update from Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors on the Albert Pujols situation. We last left off with Pujols essentially giving the Cardinals until the start of spring training to agree to an extension, otherwise he will end all negotiations and test free agency after the season. It […]

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