Tag: Wilpons

Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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Our Amazin’ Holiday Songs

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Our Amazin’ Holiday Songs

A big Tip-Off thanks to Joe DeCaro and the MMO readers who submitted Met Themed Holiday Songs that we performed on Friday morning’s Tip-Off hour. The submissions were few but the creativity and optimism was brimming. The Dawg and I had a lot of fun, likely at our listener’s expense, with the show. The Met […]

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The Beat Goes On: Signs That The Mets Are Back In Business

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
The Beat Goes On: Signs That The Mets Are Back In Business

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post Maybe this really is a sign the Mets are back in the business of brandishing, pairing the Colon signing with Curtis Granderson and seemingly stating, for the first time in forever, Madoff’s $50 billion lie finally has stopped chiseling away at their finances and their foundation. The Wilpons and the […]

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Words to the Wilpons: We Beg Of You, Sell The Team

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
Words to the Wilpons: We Beg Of You, Sell The Team

A Fan Shot by Austin Smith Why won’t you guys sell the team? If you were true Mets fans, you would sell for the simple fact that it’s the best thing to do, for the team, for the fans, and for this city. If you aren’t Mets fans and you’re just doing it for the […]

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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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Featured Post: Hey Fred Wilpon, What’s In Your Wallet?

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Hey Fred Wilpon, What’s In Your Wallet?

You know that commercial for Capital One, the “What’s in your wallet” ad? It’s a good thing no one looks at my wallet, it’s stuffed with everything except money. It’s like a small leather file cabinet. Reminds me of  the Seinfeld episode where George starts having sciatica problems because of the imbalance caused from carrying […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Sky Is Falling Edition

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: The Sky Is Falling Edition

I think all of us knew the 2013 Mets were not a playoff caliber baseball team. However I was also of the belief that although the Mets were not postseason ready, they would at least be competitive. Boy was I wrong. Here we are a week before Father’s Day, and we find the Mets in […]

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MLB Revenue Trends vs Payroll, and How the Mets Fit In

An article by posted on May 14, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Revenue Trends vs Payroll, and How the Mets Fit In

There’s been a lot of debate over MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement involving whether or not it is more beneficial to small markets or bigger markets. One of the focal points of this debate has centered on the amateur draft and the fact that set limits have been imposed on organizations who were willing to […]

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Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

Beginning In 1985, as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig and numerous other owners colluded to undermine free agency by agreeing not to sign other teams’ free agents. The owners were taken to court and eventually ended up paying 280 million in damages to the players. It was with this failed attempt at collusion […]

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Wilpon’s Hubris

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Wilpon’s Hubris

Recently Josh Kosman of the New York Post reported that the Wilpons have refinanced $450 million in SNY debt. Subsequent clarifications in the NY Times and Forbes explained that they refinanced an additional $250 million and still managed to cash out $160 million. They aren’t entirely out of the woods, but there is a growing […]

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