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FRED WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Commish Dodges Question About Wilpons and Mets Payroll

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports conducted a comprehensive interview with new MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spanning a variety of topics and sensitive issues including a question about Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon. Rosenthal: Another issue — and I know this one is sensitive. The Mets play in one of the biggest markets in the game. I know Commissioner Selig was close with (Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets claim phenomenal growth in 2015 ticket sales

Ticket sales are up 19.26 percent over last year, according to Mets executive vice president Lou DePaoli. The numbers represent what would be an astonishing outlier for a team that’s failed to add any high-priced talent this offseason or post a winning record since 2008, the two primary drivers of attendance spikes for baseball teams. And the reported surge in ticket sales would...
Via Mets360.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: Fred Wilpon appointed chairman of MLB's finance committee

Mets owner and CEO Fred Wilpon has been appointed chairman of MLB's finance committee.Wait, WTF is up with that?Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

David Lennon of Newsday caught up with Mets owner Fred Wilpon who is more optimistic about the 2015 season than he’s ever been over the last few seasons. Wilpon refrained from giving any details at the owners meetings last week, except to say that the Mets finally “have the horses to win.” Lennon says that despite outward appearances, the Wilpons are not absentee landlords...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Manfred, man: Wilpon named chairman of finance committee

The big this weekend, as usual, had nothing to do with the Mets acquiring a shortstop, and once again had everything to do with Fred Wilpon and finances.  Except this time, the news is that Fred Wilpon has been selected by Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred as the new chairman of the finance committee, as first reported by Bill Madden of the New York Daily News. On the surface, appointing...
Via Mets360.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Selig Rewards Wilpon For Not Spending

This blog gets many comments imploring Major League Baseball to force the Wilpons to sell the Mets. I said it will never happen, and the recent move by MLB to name Fred Wilpon to chair the Finance Committee underscores that position. We should remember while Bud Selig is commissioner, he is first and foremost a former owner. His roots are in ownership and that’s where his sentiment...
Via New York Mets Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Wilpon Named Chairman of MLB Finance Committee

If any of you were hanging onto a slim hope that new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred would somehow be the antithesis to Bud Selig who turned a blind eye as Mets owner Fred Wilpon skirted the rules and nearly bankrupted a big market franchise, think again. Bill Madden of the Daily News reports there was a lot more happening at last week’s owners meeting in Arizona than just a farewell...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans fund billboards imploring ownership to sell team

Successful initiatives often tend to be imitated. Inspired by Jets fans who rented several billboards near MetLife Stadium that called for the firing of general manager John Idzik, a Mets fan began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a similar campaign for billboards asking for team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to sell the franchise. U Mad at Mets Offseason Bro? Spend $1 on 2 billboards...
Via Bloguin Best
22 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Guess Who Made The Worst Owners In Sports List?

Is it bad that a couple of my favorite moments of the Mets 2014 season had absolutely nothing to do with the play on the field? The first one happened in May when a report came out that co-owner Saul Katz wanted out and was looking to sell his share of the team. I remember thinking at the time, “Oh my God, was this the beginning of the end of the Wilpons’ stranglehold on the...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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