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JEFF WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Unveil New Larger High-Def Scoreboard At Citi Field

2015 CITI FIELD SCOREBOARD UPGRADE The New York Mets announced today they are installing a new Daktronics high definition Citi Field center field video board that is 62% larger than the original screen. The installation puts the Mets in the top 10 largest displays in professional baseball and makes Citi Field one of the few baseball venues to feature more than one video capable LED...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Would Wilpons Answer Question: Why I Should Root For The Mets?

There was an interesting story on-line the other day about a 12-year boy, Cade Pope, who wrote the owner of each NFL team asking the simple question: Why should I root for your team? Took a lot of initiative on his part, but very little initiative was made by the league’s 32 owners as only one, Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers replied, and with it sent an autographed helmet...
Via New York Mets Report
12 days ago  |  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

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

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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