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JEFF WILPON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Featured Post: More Flexibility Does Not Mean More Spending Or Higher Payroll

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York takes an educated guess that Mets payroll in 2015 will flirt with $100 million. I’m sorry, but I can’t see that happening after weeks of the general manager himself cautioning it would remain around the same $84 million, and the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon saying we shouldn’t expect a spike. Yes, they have to address arbitration and contractual raises...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Mets Need to Spend to Contend?

News of New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson’s contract extension has spurred intensive discussion pertaining to the club’s 2015 payroll. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon today discussed the organization’s financial flexibility moving forward. He expressed the need to improve the club this offseason to be in a position to reach the postseason. The Mets have established a foundation for success...
Via Around Citi
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilpon: Mets Will Have ‘Payroll Flexibility’

It’s hard to understand quotes like the ones Jeff Wilpon made this afternoon. After all, your eye tells you one thing while your ear tells you something else. Until we see the results it will be hard to understand but according to Wilpon, Sandy Alderson and his staff will have payroll flexibility moving forward. Wilpon said “He does have payroll flexibility, whether through free...
Via Mets Merized Online
26 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

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

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
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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