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 profits … just like monopoly. While it’s true that the Mets play (and make much of their money) in what […]
I watched the season premiere of Mets Hot Stove on SNY which was kind of a bore-fest of full of week old rumors that have been beaten to death already here on MMO or on Mets Twitter. There was one item of note and that was the announcement that Ron Darling had agreed to a multiyear deal to remain part of the SNY broadcast team. It was the best 23 seconds of the night… With Darling’s star […]
Looks like the New York Mets won’t be homeless after all… Reports are now coming in that the Mets are close to a deal with Clear Channel Media to broadcast their games on WOR (710 AM), according to Neil Best of Newsday and Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News. The good news here is that Howie Rose will still be broadcasting as the radio voice of the Mets, however whether Howie’s 2013 co-pilot, Josh Lewin, will […]
Justin Terranova of the New York Post, caught up with TBS and SNY analyst Ron Darling, who breaks down the Dodgers’ chances against the Cardinals and fielded one question about the Mets’ offseason priorities. Q: What would you like to see the Mets do this offseason? A: They have to get a starting pitcher with (Matt) Harvey out. Maybe you get a veteran guy out there on a one or two-year deal to help with the […]
According to Neil Best of Newsday, only 1.54 percent of homes were tuned in to Mets games on SNY this season on average. That figure is down from 2.25 in 2012 and represents a drop of a whopping 31.6 percent. The 1.54 percent is the lowest viewership percentage in the history of SNY. Best also adds that viewership did experience a modest bump whenever Matt Harvey started a game. That’s almost unbelievable and almost a third lower than […]
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson will address the media at 12 p.m. on Monday, September 30 in the Citi Field Press Conference Room. He is expected to announce a two-year contract extension for Terry Collins to remain the manager of the Mets. The deal is reportedly valued at $1 million per season and includes an option for 2016. The contract is so small, that Joel Sherman of the New York Post concludes that theoretically, Collins […]
The Captain is on the deck… Oh, how I thought I’d never hear those words again… Luckily, this time I don’t have to drop whatever it is I’m doing and come to immediate attention. But the Mets’ captain wants your attention… He has a message for you… He’s all in and he still loves “The Plan”. “I’m all in for this organization,” Wright said told reporters on Thursday. “Everybody has said with the money coming […]
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is not as concerned about the protected draft pick as much as he is about rebuilding the credibility of the franchise. “I don’t view the draft-pick situation as relevant to what we’re doing here,” Alderson said. “We’re trying to build the credibility of the franchise and that goes beyond where we’re picking in the draft.” Those sentiments certainly will turn the stomachs of a […]
The New York Yankees made it official and announced that they have reached a multi-year broadcast agreement with CBS Radio for Yankees games to be broadcast on WFAN beginning in 2014. Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said Tuesday that the team is “negotiating with numerous parties” regarding its radio-broadcast rights for next season and beyond, but refused to speculate on where the Mets’ might land. Some are reporting that the Mets could end up airing on […]
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