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Is This The Real Fred Wilpon?

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

What we have unfolding before us is the sad saga of Fred Wilpon these days. The Wilpons’ – rich beyond counting – have discovered that they are knee-deep in the Madoff case. No one will ever know if Fred knew about Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme before the cops came and took him away, but just […]

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Beltran Could Make It Tough On Mets

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments

I never really weighed in on Fred Wilpon’s New Yorker interview yesterday, and I don’t really intend to go into it except to say I was most turned off by the owner mocking Carlos Beltran’s 2006 NLCS strikeout against Adam Wainwright. Wow… Et tu, Brute? It read like something Mike from Toms River would say calling into […]

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Mets GM Responds To Owner’s Comments

An article by posted on May 25, 2011 0 Comments
Mets GM Responds To Owner’s Comments

After Tuesday night’s 11-1 loss to the Cubs, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and mostly discussed the comments made by Fred Wilpon in interviews with both Sports Illustrated and the New Yorker this week. “I think everyone was surprised by the comments. But there’s nobody who is more passionate about the Mets, has more empathy for […]

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$100 Million Men: A Look Back

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday our own Craig Lerner posted a quote from WFAN’s Mike Francesa about Jose Reyes which was  “Jose Reyes sat right there in that chair and looked me in the eye and told me he was looking for the same deal Carl Crawford signed. He sat right there in that chair. He said it on […]

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Taking a Deeper Look at Fred Wilpon’s Comments About the Mets

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Most of the talk about Fred Wilpon’s comments to The New Yorker has been about what he has said about the players. However, Wilpon said much more than that and it is important that the whole story, both his comments about Reyes, Wright, and Beltran as well as the rest of the story is addressed. […]

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Starting Lineup, Game Preview: Mets @ Cubs

An article by posted on May 24, 2011 0 Comments

Starting Lineup 1. Jose Reyes – SS 2. Daniel Murphy – 1B 3. Carlos Beltran – RF 4. Jason Bay – LF 5. Justin Turner – 3B 6. Willie Harris – CF 7. Ronny Paulino – C 8. Ruben Tejada – 2B 9. Jonathon Niese – LHP Game Preview The Mets start a series in […]

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Freddy Got (Middle) Fingered

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Freddy Got (Middle) Fingered

The Mets didn’t have a game scheduled for today, but they’re still all over the back pages of the tabloids. No one threw a firecracker in a crowded parking lot. No one threw bleach on anyone. No one shouted homophobic slurs at anyone. In fact, no players were involved in the controversy. But the man […]

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The Boys In The Booth

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
The Boys In The Booth

I remember the summer afternoon that Suzyn Waldman welcomed the fans to WFAN. I had always had a transistor radio to carry around and listen to ballgames, but now we had a 24/7 radio station for sports. How good was this? Sweeny Murti was a student who worked part time at ‘The FAN’ mainly overnights […]

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Memo To Fred Wilpon: Keep Your Mouth Shut!

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments
Memo To Fred Wilpon: Keep Your Mouth Shut!

Dear Fred Wilpon, When you were a child, didn’t your mother ever teach you that when you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all? In all seriousness this was a mistake on Mr. Wilpon’s part. The Mets are currently 2 games below .500 and by no means out of it this […]

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Francesa On Jose Reyes, David Wright, Mets Reputation

An article by posted on May 23, 2011 0 Comments

Moments ago on WFAN, Mike Francesa said the following about comments Jeff Wilpon made regarding Reyes not getting a Carl Crawford type deal. “Jose Reyes sat right there in that chair and looked me in the eye and told me he was looking for the same deal Carl Crawford signed. He sat right there in […]

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