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FRED WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

The Mets entered the 2011 season with a new skipper and a new General Manager. Despite realizing we’d need to rebuild, Fred Wilpon claimed, “In this city, it’s all about winning.” We are now four years removed from that statement and apparently it’s NOT all about winning. After finishing below .500 every year since, ownership recently decided to bring back both Sandy Alderson...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jeff Wilpon Named Worst Person In The World

No surprise here, but sportscaster Keith Olbermann of ESPN named Jeff Wilpon the Worst Person in the World tonight. He completely ripped into him and his father Fred Wilpon, accusing both of them of running the team into the ground. A lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged that the Mets chief operating officer insulted and harassed senior vice president Leigh Castergine relentlessly...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former exec sues Mets, COO Wilpon, claiming she was fired for being pregnant and unwed

Former Mets vice president of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine has sued the Mets and COO Jeff Wilpon, claiming she was fired for being pregnant and unwed, according to a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday.  The suit claims that Castergine was let go by Mets COO Jeff Wilpon -- son of CEO Fred Wilpon -- because he was "morally opposed" to her...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Wilpon’s Legacy And A Fool’s Hope

The 2015 schedule is hot off the presses as the Mets wrap up their sixth losing season in a row. Please try to contain your excitement. The latest hot potato is whether or not the Mets should bring back manager Terry Collins next season… As if that will make one hell of a difference… You know what the real problem is with this team… Don’t you? How did we get into this mess...
Via Mets Merized Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilpons To Refinance Debt, Maintain Control of Mets

The New York Post reported tonight that the Mets are about to experience substantial financial relief.  As soon as next month, owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz will close on a seven year refinance of the organization's debt.  There was some question as to whether the ownership group could maintain control of the team through what was a required principal payment of $250 million...
Via Effing Mets
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The business of Mets baseball Part I – Wilpon history

The minor league players have left the clubhouses and the major league season is heading towards the playoffs. There’s plenty of coverage here from the other writers regarding what will go on in October, so I’m going to move down to the end of the dugout and revisit a subject I wrote in length about on my old blog. It’s important for every fan to fully understand the current...
Via Mets360.com
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Madoff case settled and Fred Wilpon gets new nickname

So it’s finally over. Mets owner Fred “Wimpy” Wilpon will gladly pay Tuesday if you give him a hamburger today. But in this case “Tuesday” is three years from now and “hamburger” is the big business known as the New York Mets. The Madoff clawback suit is settled with the Mets on the hook for $162 million but with the money not payable until three years from now. ...
Via Mets360.com
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Picard Case Unlikely To Cost Wilpons The Mets

What would be the best case scenario for Mets fans when it comes to the future of the team? Many, if not most, would argue that the most favorable scenario involves a MLB takeover of the New York Mets, much like the one witness last season in Los Angeles. That takeover would usher in a new ownership group while simultaneously showing Fred Wilpon the door. That scenario...doesn...
Via Mets Fever
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

If you had asked me twelve months ago if the Wilpons should sell the Mets, I’d have been pretty emphatic in my support. In the six months that followed, new reports surfaced describing the debt the Mets were in and it seemed that number grew by $100 million from each report to the next. The most recent tally has it in the ballpark of $450 million. In the six months since then,...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Fred Wilpon Requests That You To Give His Team "A Try"

The forecast for this upcoming season is a dreary one for the New York Mets, but that hasn't stopped Mets' owner Fred Wilpon from providing his two cents to the Mets' fanbase. Yes, in his first really public comments since calling his own team snake bitten and criticizing the value of his now departed leadoff man, Mr. Wilpon had the following to say:"I think we...
Via Mets Fever
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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