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Featured Article: Mets Payroll… Whither Thou Goest

I’ve received about six or seven emails this week asking me what I thought the Mets payroll will be in 2016 and whether the team was ready to spend again after the huge increase in attendance and an incredible regular season that included a run all the way to the World Series. Tough question, but I’ll do my best to answer it. Let me begin by saying I don’t advocate adding...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Court tosses arbitration award in Orioles-Nats TV rights feud

For the last three years, the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have been engaged in a feud over television rights fees. As both Wendy Thurm and I have previously discussed, the origins of the dispute date back to 2005, and Major League Baseball’s resolution of Baltimore’s objections to the Montreal Expos being relocated to Washington, D.C. (territory belonging at the...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Police: Con man forged Mets exec Wilpon's name in scam, but misspelled it

  A con man forged the signature of New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon as part of a scheme that managed to cheat an investor out of more than $3 million -- even though he incorrectly spelled Wilpon's first name, prosecutors said Wednesday. Paperwork from Michael Conway had Wilpon's first name as "Jeffery" on forged Mets letterhead that purported to authorize a $1...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2015  |  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 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

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