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With all the recent revalations of how Selig has aided the Wilpons maintain ownership on countless occasions, I felt this needed to be said: Selig is not helping the Mets; he is simply helping his buddy Fred.
The job of the MLB commissioner is to keep everything running smoothly in several areas of the game. His goals are to keep the game both popular and economically sound. That is done is by keeping as many teams as possible competitive year in and year out.
So when an owner’s finances dry up, what shouldn’t be done is give him every opportunity to remain the owner of a baseball team. In the situation with the Mets, Selig is letting a team in New York, the biggest market on earth, go down the tubes so Wilpon can maintain his ownership.
Despite what he SHOULD do, Selig has instead provided Wilpon with a $25 million loan, given him an extention on repaying that loan, helped Wilpon and Katz get out of their deal with Einhorn and of course the reports we learned from our own Joe D. Th...
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A lot of good people write about the Mets so I reached out to some of my friends in the blogosphere and asked them to answer the following question in 100 words or so.
If Fred Wilpon handed you the keys to the franchise on December 23, 2011 – what is the first thing you would do and why?
Matthew Artus – Amazin’ Avenue
If Fred Wilpon handed me the keys to the franchise today...
Anthony McCarron interviewed Daniel Murphy, who gave updates on his knee injury, Christmas plans and hopes for the 2012 Mets.
“I feel great,” Murphy says. “I kind of polished off my rehab about a month ago, moved into more of a strengthening phase. I’ve had a real good offseason and I feel really good. I’ll be full-bore in spring training.”
“It always takes people...
Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz seeking to sell $200 million worth of shares in team
In a report for the New York Post, Josh Thole says:
“I didn’t have a tremendous year by any means (in 2011). … Every year for me, that’s what it’s going to be about — I’m going to have to prove myself every day in spring training and just show I can catch 162 games.”
In 114 games last season and 386 plate appearances, Thole hit .268 with a .345 OBP, 20 doubles and...
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Marc Topkin handicaps the chances of Carlos Beltran joining the Rays. According to Topkin, Carlos is looking for $36 to $39 million for three years. At that price, the Rays would likely get a good deal and a very good bat in the middle of their lineup.
Carlos Beltran agreed to a two year deal worth 26 million with the Cardinals last night, making him the third major OF to sign within the last two weeks (the others being Willingham and Cuddyer). For Carlos, he goes to a National League team, avoiding his fear about being regulated to the DH and he [...]
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Josh Thole is getting an early jump on spring workouts.After a lackluster 2011 season in which he struggled defensively, the Mets catcher will head to Dallas within the next two weeks to begin workouts with the organization’s catching coordinator, Bob Natal.Thole said he expects to spend four...
The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Rob Johnson and invited him to spring training.
The Mets announced the move Thursday.
The 28-year-old Johnson batted .190 (34 for 179) with six doubles, one triple, a career-high three homers and 16 RBIs in 67 games for the San Diego Padres last season.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Johnson has hit .197 (128 for 649...
Carlos Beltran may choose his next team by the weekend and he has many suitors to consider. The Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rays and Indians are all "seriously in the mix" for Beltran, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com. Here’s the latest on Beltran, who’s open to DHing part-time...
The Cardinals intensified their talks with Beltran last night and into...
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