Tag: Wilpons

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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Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Refinance $700M In Debt, Gain $160M In Spending Money

Since the NY Post broke the story on Thursday that the Mets have refinanced $450 million dollars in SNY loans, we’ve gotten a little more clarity on what looks to be an ambitious overall re-fi plan by the Wilpons. Including other outstanding loans that were refinanced, Mets owners have re-positioned about $700 million in total debt. In […]

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ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012.  You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself. Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes. I don’t know how ESPN […]

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The Day Sandy Alderson Ran Out Of Good Faith

An article by posted on December 12, 2012 0 Comments
The Day Sandy Alderson Ran Out Of Good Faith

You can mark it on your calendar.  December 11th, 2012 is the day Sandy Alderson officially abused the trust of Mets fans for the final time.  Yes, I’m well aware that there are plenty of you out there that saw this coming.  I’ve heard from many of you, previously convinced that the team’s front office […]

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About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

An article by posted on November 12, 2012 0 Comments
About That Whole “Wilpon Is Broke” Rumor

Thoughts from Joe D. Well isn’t this an interesting way to interrupt my Sunday AMC “Gory Matters Here” marathon? I’m not seeing or buying what is being reported. I hate having to rehash all this stuff again, but the Mets are getting fiscally better everyday. I already told you last month, about the new National […]

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