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Today’s settlement news has led to quite a few readers who emailed me and disagree with some or all of the points in my last post. And of course that is perfectly fine. I started this site to encourage debate and conversely, I view criticism of what I post on this site as a badge of honor. I enjoy it, and I enjoy responding to it.
Most of what I’m getting is stuff that sounds like this:
1. Well, if the Wilpon’s are not broke than why didn’t they re-sign Jose Reyes?
2. So how come they haven’t spent anything in the last two offseasons?
Let me tackle these two seemingly recurrent sentiments…
Regarding Reyes, was not offering him a similar $106 million deal to the one he received from the Marlins an indication of the Mets’ financial woes or simply put – a good baseball decision by Sandy Alderson?
Did you want Wilpon to signoff on a longterm deal to Reyes? If not then why bring it up, because doing so only means that you believe Sandy Alder...
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To say Jason Bay’s tenure this far with the Mets is disappointing would be a huge understatement. When Bay was signed it was thought that he would be providing the much needed power to the Mets lineup. From 2004-2009 Bay averaged at least 21 home-runs, nobody could have predicted his drop-off would be so severe when he signed with the Mets. As a Met Jason Bay has hit just 18 home...
As most of you now know, Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard reached a settlement for $162 million this morning, as was first reported by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.
In the light of this news we have also learned that the Mets will not pay anything for three years because their net obligation could end up being around $29 million after the total accounting for...
Without even knowing the extent of Andres Torres injury the organization seems in a tailspin over who could replace Torres if he were to be out for an extended period of time. Manager Terry Collins has even suggested moving Jordany Valdespin to the position due to his athleticism, Valdespin has one winter league game in left field back in 2007. Many are concerned that calling...
Mets ownership and trustee Irving Picard have reached a settlement for $162 million, according to Richard Sandomir of the New York Times.
The Mets will not pay anything for three years.
Jury selection had been set to begin today, but it never got that far.
Both Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, principal Mets owners, were in court when this settlement was announced.
Yesterday it was reported that the Wilpons will only have to pay $162 million to victims of Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme thanks to a settlement reached with trustee Irving Picard. Given that the Wilpons also count as victims of said scheme, they’ll likely get some money back that will mitigate the loss further.
While this is good news in part because fans will be able to focus...
As I gaze into my crystal ball for 2012, here’s a gander at what I see happening in the upcoming Mets Minor League season…
Most Wins: Collin McHugh
Call this a bit of a bold selection, but for the first time in a long time I think the Mets have their best collection of offensive talent at Triple-A. With that said, I probably would have gone with Chris Schwinden if...
((HT: MyFoxNY))The owners of the New York Mets and the trustee trying to recover as much money as they can for victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme settled Monday for $162 million.The Mets owners will not pay anything for three years- considering they're not the most cash-rich at the moment...Irving Picard, the court-appointed trustee chasing after the cash, sued the Mets...
So, how’s your bracket looking? I’m a notoriously poor bracket picker, so bad that I have never won an NCAA pool that didn’t have us pick names out of a hat. But my bracket is in good shape after three days’ worth of games and I’m in third place in my 28-person pool. Plus one of the games I missed was Duke and I’m quite happy to see them lose to a #15 seed. Amazing...
So the Mets have to pay $162 million to Irving Picard's trustee after settling in court today. And somehow, this is good news. It's good news for the Wilpons, it's good news for the trustees, everybody is freakin' happy. Except me, of course. Partly because I'm never happy. Partly because it is pretty much going to keep the Wilpons entrenched in that ownership...
It is an exciting time for Miami Marlins fans. They have a brand new ballpark, a new star shortstop in Jose Reyes, and two new solid pitchers in Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle. They also have a new name in right field, Giancarlo Stanton, formerly Mike. At the tender age of 22, Stanton was ranked as the 3rd best right fielder in baseball by our own Jack Moore, trailing only Justin Upton...
Let’s look for positives…Jose Reyes won the batting title (even though he sat out the final game of the season to preserve his small lead). Jason Isringhausen got his 300th save. Not too much else positive to report though.
On the other hand, the negative summed up the season. Ace Johan Santana didn’t pitch at all. The Wilpons were tied to the Madoff ponzi scheme...