Tag: Fred Wilpon

Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
Does Length Matter? MLB Says Yes.

Titanic is one of Hollywood’s most successful films. Winner of an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards, the James Cameron blockbuster ran 3 hours 14 minutes. The Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves won 7 Academy Awards and was exactly 3 hours. The most frequently quoted movie of the last 20 years is Pulp Fiction. Tarantino’s masterpiece […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

Perhaps not as intense as the Mets and Nationals rivalry looks to be in coming years, but the Miami Marlins have played hard fought games against New York all season and like the Mets, they’re a squad that is centered around young talent and a low payroll.  The fish kept finding ways to get hits […]

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Mets Owners Are Almost Out Of Miracles

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Owners Are Almost Out Of Miracles

General Manager Sandy Alderson recently sat with reports and discussed offseason spending plans heading into 2015. The conclusion? The GM does not predict a generous lift in payroll for next season. The free agent class is not as strong as it’s been in recent history and the Mets can ill-afford to take up more space […]

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Featured Post: Wilpon’s Legacy And A Fool’s Hope

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wilpon’s Legacy And A Fool’s Hope

The 2015 schedule is hot off the presses as the Mets wrap up their sixth losing season in a row. Please try to contain your excitement. The latest hot potato is whether or not the Mets should bring back manager Terry Collins next season… As if that will make one hell of a difference… You […]

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You Gotta Have Heart, And A Little Crazy Helps Too

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
You Gotta Have Heart, And A Little Crazy Helps Too

David Wright is sounding like a desperate man these days. He’s seeing his power numbers evaporate and he’s had to bear another year entrenched in a mediocre lineup on a mediocre team. He’s got everything a man could wish for. A great apartment, buckets of money, a gorgeous wife and a great job … but […]

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Major League Baseball, the Mets, and the Public Trust

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Major League Baseball, the Mets, and the Public Trust

We live in a democracy. The greatest democracy on the planet. In spite of recent developments causing many to question the viability of our democratic way, I believe we still hold in our hands the power to influence our way of life and our pursuit of happiness. As citizens of this country we are entitled […]

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Fred Does His Best James Dolan Impression

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
Fred Does His Best James Dolan Impression

On Thursday, Joe D wrote in a post: John Harper of the Daily News reported this morning that at a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Also, according to […]

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Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that I report the Mets announced that longtime broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at the age of 91. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. Along with his fourth wife, Ann, Ralph Kiner is survived by two sons, Michael and Scott, and a daughter, Kathryn Freeman, all […]

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New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
New $250M Loan Puts Mets Owners On Easy Street

The Mets’ owners appear to be on the verge of finally putting the team’s financial problems behind them, according to a report in the New York Post. Cash-strapped Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, who faced perhaps an insurmountable spring principal payment on their $250 million loan, are close to refinancing the note, sources said. “This will […]

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Featured Post: Wilpon’s Brick and Mortar Failure

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wilpon’s Brick and Mortar Failure

Ever since the Mets were purchased outright by Fred Wilpon in 2000 they have been treated less like a baseball team and more like an apartment complex. Real estate moguls like the Wilpons make their money by speculating, purchasing, (occasionally tossing out your token poor and elderly), rehabbing and selling (or renting) properties for big […]

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