Mets News & Notes

Finally, The Wilpons Fire Back!

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

The Daily News, in an exclusive interview with the lawyers for the Mets, had a compelling argument that calls the the claw-back lawsuit ”baseless”. David Caplan of Davis Polk Wardwell LLP told The News Wednesday that the suit filed in December against the Wilpons and Fred Wilpon’s brother-in law Saul Katz by Madoff trustee Irving Picard is […]

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Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
Playing Beltran In CF Makes Him More Attractive, Will Net More In A Trade

Angel Pagan said manager Terry Collins has not talked with him or Carlos Beltran about who will play center, but this is an important issue for the Mets to decide as soon as possible in spring training, and it must be the veteran. With Beltran making $18.5 million this year, the Mets know they will […]

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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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There’s No Telling What To Expect From The Mets In 2011

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Usually teams have a rough idea heading into spring training of what to expect for the season. Not so for the 2011 edition of the New York Mets. They could move dramatically in either direction. Sandy Alderson said he’s hoping for a competitive season, which means building up from .500 and laying the groundwork for […]

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Francesa: Mets Fans Should Be Cringing Right Now

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

During his show on WFAN today, Mike Francesa said that comments made by Sandy Alderson yesterday should give Mets fans “plenty of cause to be concerned and even more cause to cringe.” Francesa was referring to statements Alderson made while announcing that they had avoided arbitration with R.A. Dickey and Angel Pagan. When asked if he felt the Wilpon/Madoff […]

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Angel, Anywhere In The Outfield

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, had some quotes from newly signed Angel Pagan regarding the upcoming situation of whether he should play in right or centerfield. “I talked to manager Terry Collins and he said he wanted to sit down with me and Carlos and decide [on who starts in center and who starts in […]

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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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