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Michael O’Keefe and Teri Thompson of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets filed a motion on late Thursday to have the case against them tossed for lack of evidence by Picard.
After U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed most of the counts in Irving Picard’s $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets in September, the trustee in the Bernie Madoff liquidation case embarked on an aggressive campaign to dig up dirt.
Picard, according to filing made late Thursday by lawyers for the Mets’ owners asking the judge in a summary judgment motion to dismiss the suit, served more than 100 document requests on the defendants and other parties. He took 20 depositions and even hired a private investigator to question acquaintances of the defendants.
But according the Mets’ filing, Picard did not find any evidence that Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz knew Madoff was running a massive Ponzi scheme, or that Wilpon and Katz had willfully turned a blind eye to Madoff’s scam. I...
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And now, the moment you’ve been anxiously awaiting! Welcome back for Part 3 of our four-part series the 2012 Mets Long Season Minor League Roster Preview. If you missed the first two chapters there is a link to them at the bottom of this page. With just over three weeks left to go before the start of spring training, where will the Mets Top Prospects be playing this year? Well...
The Mets announced today that John Franco will be inducted in to the team’s Hall of Fame on June 3 before an afternoon game against the Cardinals.
Franco picked up 274 of his 424 saves in a Mets uniform and owns a 2.89 ERA over a 21 year major league career.
During a conference call today John Franco had this to say about the big news:
“I’m truly honored and humbled to be...
I’m very happy that John Franco has become the latest member of the Mets’ Hall of Fame. He is more than deserving of the honor, having pitched 14 seasons with the Mets and becoming the franchise’s all-time saves leader. However, I am surprised by the fact that Franco was inducted this year, when there is another reliever who’s been waiting longer and is equally, if not...
I was reading this article by John Sickels over at Minor League Ball and it got me thinking about the grade “C” of the Mets who I really like for 2012 and think could have potential breakouts, or in other words some pretty deep sleepers to keep an eye on.
1. Chase Huchingson, LHP: 7-2, 1.82 ERA, 84 IP, 91/25 K/BB (Savannah)
He was signed to a big time program coming out of high...
Photo by Michael BaronDan Martin of the NY Post reports that the Mets don't expect Jason Isringhausen back. The former All-Star closer had a commendable return to the bigs after injuries stifled his career. But even in returning it wasn't flawless as injuries and fatigue limited his abilities in the second half of the season. Even on a minor league deal I can'...
The Mets Hall of Fame Committee has elected a new member to the Mets Hall of Fame. Stay tuned for the announcement within the next hour!!
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 26, 2012
I was able to do a Q&A with NY Mets minor league prospect Joe Bonfe the other day. Entering his 4th season with the Mets, the 24-year-old Bonfe looks to shed the label of super-utility guy, and take on the role of starting player for an entire season. Joe did a great job in the interview and his questions are very interesting. Keep reading to find out how Joe continues to improve...
Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, whose father and brother played in the NFL, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the New York Mets.
Earlier this week we posted an article on the original Mets catcher from 1962, Choo Choo Coleman. As with ALL OF OUR POSTS, we gave full credit to our source(s) and in no way tried to pass the article off as ours. We do use quotes and CERTAIN information from articles, but all recollections and opinions are solely those of longislandmetfan and yours truly.
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It doesn’t appear there is going to be room in the Mets’ retooled bullpen for Jason Isringhausen.
Sources said the team “hasn’t ruled anything out,” but they don’t expect him back.
“There probably isn’t a fit for him here,” another source said. “He’s been talking...
The Mets on Thursday announced the selection of reliever John Franco as the 26th member of the team's Hall of Fame. Franco will be inducted on June 3, before a Sunday afternoon game at Citi Field.
Closer John Franco will be inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame before the June 3 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.