JEFF WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Celebrating Shea?

On April 18th during a home series versus the Braves, the Mets will honor Shea by reducing tickets to 1969 era prices. For $3.50 you can get a ticket in the promenade outfield and for $19.64 you can plop your fanny into a baseline box seat!  $3.50 is about what you might expect to pay for a slice and a soft drink nowadays so it’s a sweet deal no doubt. You could conceivably take...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  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

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

Jeff Wilpon To Blame For Mets Radio Shakeup

There was some pretty significant backlash when it was recently reported that WOR Radio, the new radio home of your New York Mets, was looking to break up the radio broadcast team as they made the transition from WFAN to WOR this spring.  Now it would appear that team ownership may be the one to blame, with Howard Megdal of Capital New York reporting that its actually Jeff Wilpon...
Via Effing Mets
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon: Mets Could Have Something Cooking Later

Here’s a glimmer of hope for all you optimists out there, and it comes from your favorite Mets COO, Jeff Wilpon. Jeff Wilpon just said #Mets busy and could have something working later this afternoon. Did say FA prices in this market could be "scary" — David Lennon (@DPLennon) November 13, 2013 “@AckertNYDN: Jeff Wilpon said #Mets were busy meeting last night. Something...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilpon’s Comments About Core Reveals Mets Have Little To Trade

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon has subsequently modified his statement about his team having only four core players, later adding Daniel Murphy, Travis d’Arnaud and Bobby Parnell. It’s not a substantial increase, but highly revealing in two main aspects. First, it highlights the areas where the Mets are weak and need building. That would be two starters, bullpen depth, first base...
Via New York Mets Report
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon’s comments add more uncertainty

Yesterday Jeff Wilpon made some comments about the upcoming offseason and the future of Mets baseball. What he said was nothing new and only added to the uncertainty over what this offseason will bring. He listed David Wright, Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese as the only players that are “locks” for the 2014 roster. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. Missing from this list...
Via Mets360.com
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon Fields Questions On Mets Offseason

At an event to support a community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy a year ago today, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon was among several representatives from the Mets who were in attendance at a Garfield, New Jersey school. While there, Jeff Wilpon fielded questions from Mets beat writers about the team’s plans for the offseason, the outlook for next season, and of course their financial state...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss
THROWING IN THE TOWEL

Mets owner set to give up on season?

Comments made by Jeff Wilpon to Yankees closer Mariano Rivera during a pregame ceremony indicate that the Mets owner may have already given up on this season.

Via Holdout Sports
May 29, 2013  |  3 Comments

ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012.  You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself. Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes. I don’t know how ESPN determined their nominees, but I found it odd that the...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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