Tag: Fred Wilpon

MMO Fan Shot: 5 Truths for Mets Fans in 2012

An article by posted on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: 5 Truths for Mets Fans in 2012

As we get ready to begin the 2012 season, there is a lot of negativity surrounding the Mets. Some of it is warranted, but some of it is the product of misconceptions and misrepresentations. I think a lot of it comes from living in the bubble of being fans of one particular team, so everything […]

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The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

An article by posted on March 21, 2012 0 Comments
The End of the Madoff Era – Finally

I remember when the whole Madoff fiasco started to carpet-bomb its way into the mainstream sports media. Well before it all started to make headlines and evolve into the sports blogs fodder du-jour, mercilessly mocking the team, its owners and even fans, I had a conversation with an old family friend with ties to the […]

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Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

An article by posted on March 19, 2012 0 Comments
Wilpon’s Jolly: It’s A Brave New World For Mets Owners and the Fans

As most of you now know, Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard reached a settlement for $162 million this morning, as was first reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times. In the light of this news we have also learned that the Mets will not pay anything for three years because their net obligation could end up […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Underdog, Fred Speaks, Site News, Rooting For Team To Lose

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments

Here’s the latest from Port St. Lucie; lots of batting practice, fielding drills and bullpen sessions – all is as it should be and in a couple of days, we’ll have our first couple of intra-squad games leading up to the March 5th, Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals. * * * * * * * * […]

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The New York Mets – On The Fringe Of History

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
The New York Mets – On The Fringe Of History

Thursday – October 19th – 2006 Top of the 9th and the score is 3 to 1 in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets are one loss away from post-season elimination. The St. Louis Cardinals are one win away from the World Series. Cliff Floyd has struck out with runners on first and […]

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(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
(Updated) More Good News For Fred Wilpon

More good news for Fred Wilpon as Richard Sandomir of the NY Times relays Judge Rakoff’s ruling on Irving Picard’s appeal… Sandomir adds that Rakoff says trustee “has entirely failed to demonstrate the kind of extraordinary circumstances that would warrant” a pre-trial appeal, and that trial record in case against Mets owners “will inform the very […]

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Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Struggling for Cash, Borrow Another $40 Million

According to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times, the Mets recently borrowed another $40 million dollars as a “bridge loan” meant to keep the team afloat as they try to raise money through the sale of minority shares in the team. People familiar with the team’s situation have said the owners had firm commitments from at […]

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Why I Won’t Boo Jose Reyes

An article by posted on December 5, 2011 0 Comments
Why I Won’t Boo Jose Reyes

For the last few week’s i’ve been mentally preparing myself for the inevitable fate that Jose Reyes would sign with the Miami Marlins. As much as I tried to stay as optimistic as I could, realistically I knew the team was moving in a different direction. This regime will not give 6 year contracts to […]

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MMO Flashback: Yippee-Ki-Yay, Jose Reyes

An article by posted on November 13, 2011 0 Comments

Here’s another great article originally written and posted back on February 15, 2011 by the always entertaining Rob Silverman AKA Tie Dyed. It’s a little bit prophetic and some of the comments are a blast to read nine months later. Enjoy… Nakatomi Plaza, Century City, CA: John McClane is acting alone, trying to save hostages […]

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Dave Einhorn’s Deal to Buy the Mets Falls Through

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

Sandy Alderson’s comments about the New York Mets not being able to spend this off-season did not make much sense. Why with the impending sale of a minority stake in the team would Alderson come out at the end of August and say that the Mets would not be big players in the free agent […]

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