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Give Fred Wilpon credit, he really does try to sell his team. The problem is he’s run out of sell stories that even the most loyal of Mets fans could justify. That should scare him even if in the unlikely event he survives his personal financial crisis and keeps his beloved franchise.
The beat reporters tried to press Wilpon about the team’s ownership woes yesterday. Fred is a great salesman, even when he says things that aren’t completely accurate or make sense, he does it with humor and a smile. Co-opt is a strong word, so I rather go with “charming” to describe how he pissed on the media’s leg yesterday and told them it’s raining. The problem is no amount of charm will change the fact that his family is on trial, his team is in debt, and his network- a minority investor in which he owns 65%- has their own debt crisis. Although MLB is anti-trust exempt and Sterling Equities a private business, behaviors and simple arithmetic state there are huge problems.
For example, why is it th...
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"We Don't Rebuild We Reload".."Go Hard Or Go Home"..Those are slogans on t-shirts that we wore for my high school baseball team. But this isn't high school, is it? Its also not a Friday night beer league or a movie. This is professional baseball and its about time the Mets organization, from head to toe, starts acting like it!These shirts were issued...
The New York Mets missed the playoffs for the 5th straight season in 2011. Their string of collapses and disappointments has become a running joke in professional baseball, and now it seems the Mets are getting in on it too. Jeff Wilpon, Chief Operating Officer for the team and son of owner Fred Wilpon, tried rallying his players with a little gift placed in their lockers on Monday...
If there’s any team in baseball that fits the underdog description, it is without question a franchise playing in the country’s largest media market. Yup, the New York Mets are easily one of the biggest underdog franchises in sports. Well, at least that’s what out-of-touch COO Jeff Wilpon believes.
Wilpon, already known as a feisty character, had t-shirts with the U logo...
New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon says he plans on owning the team for a long time despite financial troubles caused by the collapse of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
Wilpon said Monday he is optimistic in a favorable outcome in the lawsuit brought by the trustee against the Mets' owners to recover money for victims of the scheme.
He expressed optimism that the Mets will host...
Mets fans don't have much to cheer about these days—unless you count the fact that Lucas Duda MIGHT someday be a league average hitter...—particularly after team owner Fred Wilpon had this choice quote for the fans of his moribund franchise:"[The fans] shouldn't be concerned about us owning the franchise, because we intend to own the franchise for a very long time...
Today Fred Wilpon addressed the media and stated that the payroll decrease wasn't due to financial restraints but more a baseball decision due to unproductive players. "No, that was in conjunction with our baseball people. . . . No, but remember, we had payroll that wasn't even on the field, and some of it that was on the field wasn't very productive. . . . Your...
Joining host Karen Vankat of The Warning Track is Michael Cohen of the Open Mike show. Today we are discussing the Mess that is the New York Mets and owner Fred Wilpon throwing the fans under the bus. Is Wilpon getting ready for the mid-season fire sale?
The Yankees coming into camp lighter and ready to go and the young arms that will propel them through the season. Who will be the...
Listening to Fred Wilpon delivering his impromptu State of the Mets address Monday, he sounded far less concerned about becoming one poor owner than he did about assuming the dubious distinction of being one dumb owner.
New York Mets third baseman David Wright lost a friendly bet with the Mets COO Jeff Wilpon a few month ago over the 2012 Sugar Bowl, which saw Virginia Tech (which Wright's brothers attended) face Michigan (the alma mater of Wilpon's father and Mets owner, Fred Wilpon). As you probably know by now, the Wolverines went on to beat the Hokies 23-20, and on Monday, Wright...
PORT ST. LUCIE — Even as sharks continue to surround the lifeboat, Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon guarantees he and his family will reach shore.
The 75-year-old Mets patriarch made his initial appearance of spring training yesterday and said he has no plans to sell the team despite its recent financial...
I'm hearing that Bill Giles has bought the Phillies t-shirts with Simon Bar Sinister on them.So Jeff Wilpon bought the Mets t-shirts with the Underdog "U" on them to remind them that they're ... duh, underdogs as if it hadn't been beaten into all of their heads already all damn winter. I bet he had to explain the reference to all of them since the show went...
The Mets are still "very optimistic" about hosting the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, principal owner Fred Wilpon said Monday, though an announcement does not appear imminent.
PORT ST. LUCIE — Here is the first thing that Fred Wilpon should have done before sending his troops south for the winter: He should have designated one man as the company quipster. Sandy Alderson volunteered for that duty the moment he signed up for a Twitter account and began merrily...
The way David Wright jokingly tells it, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon coerced him into accepting an unfair bet last month, when his favored Virginia Tech Hokies played Michigan in the Sugar Bowl. As a result, Wright wore a Michigan jersey during workouts Monday.