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JEFF WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

New Citi Field Scoreboard Is Real and It’s Spectacular

There it is… The Mets tweeted an image of our new state of the art scoreboard, featuring one of the largest high-definition digital screens in any sports venue in the country. The Daktronics digital video board is 62% larger than the original screen and measures a whopping 5,670 square feet . Said Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon when asked, “It’s real and it’s spectacular...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets settle with Ex-ticket exec whose lawsuit they said had no merit

Leigh Castergine, former Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales & Services, sued the Mets and COO Jeff Wilpon because he was “morally opposed” to her becoming pregnant while single. “He frequently humiliated Castergine in front of others by, among other things, pretending to see if she had an engagement ring on her finger and openly stating in a meeting of the Team’s all...
Via Bob's Blitz
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets settle discrimination suit with female former exec

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon have settled a discrimination lawsuit brought by a former top team executive who claimed she was fired because she had a child without being married. The club and former senior vice president of ticket sales Leigh Castergine issued a vaguely worded joint statement Friday announcing the end of the Brooklyn federal...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Reach Settlement With Castergine On Discrimination Lawsuit

I know some of you won’t like this, but the Mets have reached a settlement in the lawsuit filed against them by former VP of ticket sales Leigh Castergine. The team announced the settlement in a press release, and offered a joint statement from both the Mets and Castergine. “The parties have decided to resolve this matter, which has brought more attention to the workplace environment...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New Sandy Alderson Book Reveals Truths About Wilpons, Madoff, Mets Operations

A new book by and about Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is set to soon come out that extensively covers his years at the helm of the New York Mets. According to Howard Megdal of Capital New York, “Baseball Maverick” by veteran sports journalist Steve Kettmann, asks the question of why Sandy continues in his current role “given the significant amount of public dissembling...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  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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