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It turns out Yoenis Cespedes is really good at golf, too

Yoenis Cespedes is really living the life these days. After signing a three-year, $75 million contract to stay with the New York Mets, the outfielder has arrived to work on various days in some kind of Batmobile-like tricycle, a $375K Lambo, a tricked out Jeep and even a horse. And when he’s not enjoying the many choices of modern transportation, he’s enjoying himself on...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Wilpon: Mets 'destination now where players want to be'

NEW YORK (AP) Jeff Wilpon says he thinks Yoenis Cespedes' decision to stay with the New York Mets signals a change in how the often-struggling team is viewed. ''We're a destination now where players want to be,'' New York's chief operating officer said Wednesday, a day after Cespedes and the Mets finalized a $75 million, three-year contract. Rather than sign a longer-term agreement...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2016  |  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
November 05, 2015  |  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

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 New York Post, Castergine claims...
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

Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids has any personal bank debt. Zero. Everything has been paid. We don’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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