New York Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon made some news on Tuesday, discussing negotiations with R.A. Dickey and David Wright even as he insisted the Mets weren't publicly discussing negotiations with R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
It's not quite time to celebrate. But the news, broken late last night by Foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal, that the New York Mets and David Wright have exchanged contract offers is as significant in what it rules out as what it signifies about Wright's ultimate destination.
After Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Braves, Mets manager Terry Collins explained that he'd come up with a way to put some new life into an offense that has now gone more than 100 innings without scoring more than one run in any of them.(3)
It is hard to imagine, but the undiplomatic statements by Fred Wilpon about Jose Reyes, David Wright, Carlos Beltran and the New York Mets are probably the least important things we learned from Wilpon’s effort to generate some positive P.R. by speaking at length to Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker.(2)
On Wednesday morning, the New York Post reported that hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, considered the leading candidate to purchase a minority stake in the Mets, was out of the running. Related: Jose Reyes probably won't be a Met by this time next year.(1)
Would you believe that the New York Mets, winners of six straight games, are in even worse financial trouble than we thought?
Lost amid news of the long-expected releases Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez, Sterling Partners—a group that includes Fred Wilpon, CEO and owner of the New York Mets—formally responded to a complaint against them by Irving Picard, the appointed trustee for the victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
Two things we now know about a lawsuit by a trustee of Bernie Madoff's firm against the Wilpons and the Mets: It's going to be bad for the Mets, the only question being how bad; the longer the proceedings drag on, the worst things will get.(1)
The detailed account of the financial relationship between Bernie Madoff and Fred Wilpon in Wednesday's New York Times leaves Wilpon, the CEO and owner of the New York Mets, in a terrible spot. It makes him look quite a lot like a liar.
In a surprise announcement today, Fred and Jeff Wilpon, chairman and chief operating officer, respectively, of the New York Mets, unveiled a plan to sell between 20-25 percent of their stake in the team. The Wilpons cited as their motivation an “uncertainty” created by Irving Picard's lawsuit to recover money for victims of Bernard L. Madoff's grand swindle from those, like the Wilpons, who allegedly came out ahead in the investments.