Tag: Wilpons

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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What Can Be Learned From The Yankees Collapse

An article by posted on October 20, 2012 0 Comments
What Can Be Learned From The Yankees Collapse

Ok, I admit, I did my best Quagmire impersonation the other night, in spite of my better angels trying desperately to keep me in check. Not even Charlie’s Angels could keep me from succumbing to the dark side when I saw the best team money could buy get brutally swept by the best thing to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: We’re In The Same Deplorable State As In 1979

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: We’re In The Same Deplorable State As In 1979

After a disappointing 1973 World Series loss to the Oakland A’s, despite holding a three games to two lead with two games to play, the 70′s New York Mets quickly fell from grace in the National League East. Back then the East was filled with good strong clubs like the Phillies Pirates, Cardinals, and the […]

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Amazin’ Solutions: How To Get Fans Back In The Seats At Citi Field

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Solutions: How To Get Fans Back In The Seats At Citi Field

As I sit here watching Shark Week, I can’t stop thinking about how I wish the Mets would be more aggressive. I know their financial situation isn’t the greatest, but as fans, why do we have to suffer for the bad investment choices of a few? It doesn’t seem right. The saddest part of the […]

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The Missing Piece In The Mets Puzzle

An article by posted on August 14, 2012 0 Comments
The Missing Piece In The Mets Puzzle

Its no secret that the Mets are in a rebuilding period.  Mired in what will likely be their fourth consecutive losing season, its apparent that change is necessary.  The process by which that change occurs is where the debate begins.  How the Mets should proceed is the topic of countless blog posts and endless radio […]

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