Tag: Fred Wilpon

Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

An article by posted on February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Payroll Is Not a Story in 2016

When is a story not a story?  I found myself asking that question when I read a recent article on Deadspin that bashes the current state of the Wilpons’ real estate business and Fred Wilpon’s handling of it, citing they’ve lost millions. The article also suggest that the recent signing of Yoenis Cespedes was not necessarily a […]

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NYC Declines To Appeal Court Ruling, Willets Point Project Now In Jeopardy

An article by posted on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
NYC Declines To Appeal Court Ruling, Willets Point Project Now In Jeopardy

In 2012, then Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City had reached a deal with Sterling Equities, a real estate company owned by Fred Wilpon and Saul B. Katz, to transform Willets Point into modern low to mid income housing mecca complete with a shopping mall. However, about a year into the project and after […]

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A Brief Letter of Thanks to Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on July 29, 2015 0 Comments
A Brief Letter of Thanks to Sandy Alderson

Dear Mr. Alderson, I would genuinely like to thank you for quite literally just doing something; actually, as of Monday, July 27, two somethings. Though there are certainly more impactful hitters around the league than Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe, it is refreshing to see that you’re at least now beginning to patch up the […]

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Moment of Silence, Lifetime of Embarrassment

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Moment of Silence, Lifetime of Embarrassment

Nelson Doubleday Jr., died Wednesday at his home in New York. He was 81. Two days after his death, the Mets announced they would honor Doubleday with a moment of silence. A moment of silence? A moment? Doubleday was the majority owner of the New York Mets from 1980-2002. He lifted the Mets out of […]

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Hey Lennon and Klapisch… Thanks, But No Thanks

An article by posted on April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Hey Lennon and Klapisch… Thanks, But No Thanks

Please stop. Please for God’s sake stop it. You are sitting there angrily clicking away on your laptop because Fred Wilpon didn’t give you a frigging sound-bite, a quote. You don’t care. You don’t care one bit about the NY Mets … or their fans. You just care about your little nugget … your Scooby snack … […]

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Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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Signed, Fred and Jeff Wilpon

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Signed, Fred and Jeff Wilpon

There was an interesting story a couple of weeks ago about a 12-year boy, Cade Pope, who wrote the owner of each NFL team asking them one simple question: “Why should I root for your team?” Took a lot of initiative on his part, but very little initiative was made by the league’s 32 owners […]

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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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