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NYC Declines To Appeal Court Ruling, Willets Point Project Now In Jeopardy

In 2012, then Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City had reached a deal with Sterling Equities, a real estate company owned by Fred Wilpon and Saul B. Katz, to transform Willets Point into modern low to mid income housing mecca complete with a shopping mall. However, about a year into the project and after […]
Via Mets Merized Online
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Commissioner Calls Wilpon A Victim That’s Been Treated Unfairly

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was a guest on WFAN Radio on Tuesday and gave Mets owner Fred Wilpon another vote of confidence, portraying him as a victim who has been treated unfairly. “I do understand that that undercurrent is out there. I really don’t believe it’s fair, however. The most important point is this: At this point in Major League Baseball, I...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Emperor’s Not So New Close

Bob Klapisch of Newsday didn’t take too kindly to Fred Wilpon ducking several interview requests after a closed door meeting with the team on Monday. The only thing that was allowed to leak out was that it was “positive” and it was about “winning.” Players were told not to divulge anything to fans or media, there was no press release to media, and the progenitor of the...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Owner Fred Wilpon, Gives Motivational Speech to the New York Mets

Fred Wilpon’s comments in the New Yorker magazine have created more unwanted distractions for the Mets. (Mandatory Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) On Monday morning Fred Wilpon, principle owner of the New York Mets, gave a motivational speech to his team down in Port St. Lucie. The meeting was supposed to rally the team in preparation for the start of the regular season....
Via The Sports Journal
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

I figured Mets owner Fred Wilpon would be around Tradition Field Monday afternoon considering commissioner Rob Manfred was in Port St. Lucie. What you didn’t expect was for Wilpon to talk with manager Terry Collins in his office for about 20 minutes after the game. Collins said Wilpon would be a regular presence during spring training. Let’s hope so. And, let’s hope he doesn’t...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: best, worst offseasons of last 10 years

This time of year is always hectic in the baseball world.  The Winter Meetings are underway, and General Managers are hard at work trying to build the best roster they can for the upcoming season. The New York Mets are (hopefully) at a crossroads.  GM Sandy Alderson’s moves over the next few months are key in determining whether or not the Mets can make the transition from mediocrity...
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Brass Mum; Fred Wilpon And Sandy Alderson Offer Nothing

New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon declined talking to the New York media today, saying “I’m on vacation.’’ Wilpon traditionally offers a “State of the Mets Address,’’ each spring and still might, but offered nothing on his calendar. “Wanting to play meaningful games in September,’’ is one of Wilpon’s Greatest Spring Training Hits. Wilpon was asked specifically...
Via New York Mets Report
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Going Bowling With The Mets

The Pinstripe Bowl is currently taking place at Yankee Stadium, which leads to the obvious question: Why can’t the New York Mets host their own college bowl game? Or, perhaps make a bid to host the NHL’s Winter Classic at Citi Field? Are you telling me the NCAA can’t fit in one more bowl game, hosted by the Mets and Citi Bank? I can’t believe that for a second. Fred Wilpon...
Via New York Mets Report
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Happy holidays from Mets360

Wilpon-less_Christmas I’m dreaming of a Wilpon-less Christmas Just like the ones we used to know With Joan Whitney Payson Or then Charles Payson Or even Doubleday and Co. I’m dreaming of a Wilpon-less Christmas With every blog post that I write May your season by orange and blue And may all your trade ideas come true   Happy Holidays from Mets360, David Groveman and Irving Berlin...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Now and then: Fred Flinstone versus Fred Wilpon

Frederick “Fred” Flinstone is a caveman; he is married to Wilma and has a daughter named Pebbles. Flinstone lives in the prehistoric town of Bedrock and has a pet dinosaur named, Dino. Fred Wilpon is a Real Estate Developer; he is married and has a son and daughter. Wilpon was born in Brooklyn and is proud of the fact that he was “instrumental in bringing baseball back to...
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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