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Did Alderson Take A Swipe At Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments
Did Alderson Take A Swipe At Jose Reyes?

I wrote this original post on Reyes a few days ago, but recently Jose has been in the news again due to some comments GM Sandy Alderson made at a Cancer Awareness event in NYC. Newsday’s David Lennon, who was in attendance, tweeted: Alderson said “stolen bases are a footnote” when it comes to winning […]

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Mets Could Face Up To $1 Billion Lawsuit

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

According to the New York Post, the attempt to cut a deal involving this lawsuit fell to pieces late yesterday, as reported by my colleagues Craig/Hojo’s Mojo, and put the Mets in basically the worst possible position. The Post writers wrote:  The failure to cut a deal with the trustee empowered to claw back […]

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It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
It’s War! Settlement Talks Break Down

From the NY Post: Settlement talks between the Mets and the trustee recovering money for Bernie Madoff’s victims reportedly broke down this afternoon amid a dispute over the leaking of information from a sealed lawsuit. “We are no longer pursuing settlement negotiations,” said David Sheehan, a lawyer for the trustee Irving Picard, who filed a […]

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Mets/Madoff Settlement Off, Case To Be Unsealed

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

It turned out to be a volatile day as far as the Wilpon/Madoff mess goes. As my colleague Craig posted earlier today, the Wilpons took the gloves off and fired back at the trustee Irving Picard, and about two hours later both sides announced that the settlement talks were over. David J. Sheehan, who represents Irving Picard, sent a […]

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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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Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

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Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

In an off-season filled with signings that required extensive use of Wiki and Baseball Reference to figure out who they were, one among them really captured my attention; Taylor Buchholz. Probably the least familiar among names like Chris Capuano, Chris Young, Willie Harris and Scott Hairston, Buchholz to me seems to have the most upside and […]

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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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Mets Secretly Shopped Wright? Almost Traded Beltran?

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets discussed trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels before they acquired Vernon Wells from the Blue jays. Adam Rubin added that Angels executives concluded Wells was more capable of playing center than Beltran with knee issues at this point in Beltran’s career. Beltran is owed $18.5 million in the […]

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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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