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JEFF WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Mets’ Great Divide: What Is And What Should Be

Our friend Greg Prince, the grand guru of Faith And Fear In Flushing — and the nearest thing the Mets’ blogging community can get to its own Roger Angell or Red Smith, for my money — had a terrific post today, recapping Old Timers’ Day at Shea Stadium in 1977, complete with video. This was the sixteenth such celebration in Mets’ history. Think about that for a minute...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Commissioner Defends Naming Fred Wilpon Finance Committee Chairman

I wanted to update this post with some quotes via the New York Times from incoming MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Responding to criticism over naming Fred Wilpon chairman of the MLB Finance committee, Manfred said: “I understand the whole Madoff thing, but before and since, Fred Wilpon was an extraordinarily successful businessman.” Manfred said the committee Wilpon will chair...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Three ways the Castergine-Wilpon lawsuit could affect the Mets

Over the past few months, there has been some discussion over the potentially despicable acts of Jeff Wilpon. Which time you ask? Well, this time it is the allegation of Jeff Wilpon verbally harassing the former Executive Vice President for Marketing and Ticket Sales about her out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Originally her firing seemed like a reasonable response to the dip in ticket sales...
Via Mets360.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge Grants Request To Grill Jeff Wilpon For 14 Hours In Discrimination Lawsuit

The Daily News is reporting that lawyers for Leigh Castergine were granted permission Friday by Federal Judge William Kuntz to question Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon for what could be a grueling 14 hours. Castergine is the former team executive who is suing Jeff Wilpon and Sterling Mets for gender discrimination and maintaining a hostile work environment after she was allegedly fired...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon Denies Claims In Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

In papers filed with the court on Friday, Jeff Wilpon and Sterling Mets finally responded to the allegations in the discrimination lawsuit brought against them by former senior vice president of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine. They denied claims that Castergine was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried. “Wilpon at all times treated Plaintiff fairly and without...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Leigh Castergine says Mets fired her for being single and pregnant

New York Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee. Leigh Castergine, who served as the Mets’ senior vice president for several years, claims she was fired from her position of overseeing ticket sales last month because Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her being single and pregnant. According to the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Mets exec says she was fired for being 'pregnant and single'

Just when you think things are looking up for the New York Mets, a story like this one breaks that makes you weep for humanity. Former New York Mets SVP of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine was fired last month, and is alleging that her firing came about because Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was “morally opposed” to her becoming pregnant while single. Oh boy. Here’s what...
Via The Outside Corner
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed it up with an “angry” phone call that resulted...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon Defends Mets’ Financial Plan

Jeff Wilpon, New York Mets chief operating officer, addressed several financial issues with MLB.com as the club opened spring training. The Mets’ projected payroll for this season is to be shy of $95 million, but Wilpon said it isn’t necessary to have a Yankees-like payroll to compete. WILPON: Defending plan. “I would point to the fact that you don’t have to have that kind...
Via New York Mets Report
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon wants Josh Lewin OUT

The Mets have moved from WFAN to WOR and now, reportedly, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon wants a former player in the radio booth to replace Josh Lewin. No problem replacing Lewin but...Jeff has all other Mets problems fixed? Howard Megdal reports:According to sources familiar with talks between the team and WOR-AM, Wilpon is pushing to find a replacement for Josh Lewin, who partners on Mets...
Via Bob's Blitz
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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