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  • • NL Notes: Mets, Giants, Joc, Nationals
    A few items from the National League… With the Mets likely to change hands soon, current owners Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon held a Zoom call Monday “to award employees who had reached milestones for service,” Ken Davidoff of the New York Post writes. Jeff Wilpon, who thanked longstanding employees during that call, plans on…...2020
  • • Latest On Steve Cohen, Mets
    Prospective owner Steve Cohen is getting closer to taking over the Mets from the beleaguered Fred Wilpon-Jeff Wilpon tandem. Major League Baseball’s eight-person Ownership Committee recently voted in favor of Cohen, 7-1, Scott Soshnick and Barry M. Bloom of Sportico report. Cohen still has to receive approval from 23 of the league’s 30 owners in…...2020
  • • With Wilpons Set to Cede Control, the Mets End an Era of What-Ifs
    After his entanglement in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the longtime Mets owner Fred Wilpon vowed to fight to keep his team. He did, but the scandal altered the course of his reign....2020
  • • Steve Cohen Agrees To Purchase Mets
    4:54pm: SNY is not in the deal, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets. 4:17pm: Billionaire Steve Cohen has agreed to purchase the Mets from Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Cohen will need approval from 23 MLB owners to acquire the team, and if they sign off on…...2020
  • • Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Unhappy With Mets’ Sale Process
    It appears the Mets’ next owner will be Steve Cohen, who entered exclusive negotiations to purchase the franchise from Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon last Friday. Cohen became the favorite after beating out multiple big-money groups, including one headlined by former major leaguer/current television analyst Alex Rodriguez and famous fiancee Jennifer Lopez. The Rodriguez-Lopez team…...2020
  • • Latest On Mets Video Incident, Apologies From Brodie Van Wagenen & Mets Ownership
    While Mets and Marlins players took part in a moving on-field statement before deciding to postpone tonight’s game, a bizarre incident was taking place behind the scenes that resulted in public statements being issued by, separately, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, Mets CEO and owner Fred Wilpon, his son and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, and…...2020
  • • Report: Alex Rodriguez group the 'clear-cut favorite' to buy Mets
    Mets owners Jeff and Fred Wilpon are inching closer to selling their franchise, and the most star-studded group looking to buy the team may be the one that wins the bid....2020
  • • Jeff Wilpon On Potential Mets Sale
    Although Mets owners Jeff Wilpon and Fred Wilpon have had the franchise on the block for months, the club remains under their control. It does appear that will change sometime soon, however. During a panel for UJA-Federation of New York on Thursday, Jeff Wilpon said, “The team will have some kind of transaction,” according to…...2020
  • • Latest On Potential Mets Sale
    Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon are considering selling the franchise, though they may not make out as well as they hope if a deal does come together. Rumored bidder Wayne Rothbaum does indeed have interest in taking the Mets off the Wilpons’ hands, but only at a reduced price, according to Thornton McEnery…...2020
  • • With Cohen deal off, Mets to seek another buyer
    The Mets said Thursday night in a statement they intend to find another buyer after talks ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the team from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steve Cohen....2020

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  • • Back in Mets’ Fold, David Wright Yearns to Help Build a Winner
    The owner Fred Wilpon recruited Wright, who was forced to retire last fall because of chronic injuries, to join other former players as part of a front-office brain trust....2019
  • • Could Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins both retire from Mets after 2017?
    The New York Mets could be in for some serious upheaval after the 2017 season.Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s contract is up at the end of the season, and in light of the team’s struggles, Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that he might choose to retire at season’s end — perhaps with a nudge from owner Fred Wilpon.The same goes for manager Terry Collins, who is 68 years old and also ...2017
  • • Report: Mets not considering firing Terry Collins
    The New York Mets have been arguably the biggest disappointment in baseball through the early part of the season, and many are wondering if Terry Collins could end up taking the fall for it.That doesn’t sound likely — at least for now.Multiple sources told Newsday’s Marc Carig that Mets ownership has given “no indication” Collins is on the hot seat, despite the team’s 20-26 record. In fact, Mets o...2017
  • • Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with Mets: Key Takeaways from Star's Press Conference
    2016
  • • Updating the Hottest Remaining Questions as MLB Offseason Winds Down
    2016

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Fred Wilpon trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Examining the Mets' offseason options
    The Mets suffered through their second straight disastrous season in 2018, leading to major changes atop their baseball department. General manager Sandy Alderson stepped away in June to battle a recurrence of cancer, which proved to be the end of a tenure that was occasionally fruitful but recently disappointing. Seeking a replacement for Alderson, the Mets mostly interviewed candidates who were ...2018
  • • Report: Mets unlikely to trade deGrom or Syndergaard
    The Mets will listen to offers for co-aces Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but it appears the two will stay put. The club’s seeking overwhelming returns for both right-handers and is “highly unlikely” to move either one, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. With general manager Sandy Alderson on leave as he battles cancer, assistants Omar Minaya...2018
  • • Baseball Blogs Weigh In: NY, Twins, Rockies, Mariners, Angels, Bucs
    This week in baseball blogs.. Good Fundies chronicles the meddling of Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon. Bronx To Bushville believes the Yankees have what it takes to win the trade deadline. Twins Daily debates which players Minnesota should consider extending. Rox Pile runs down players on each non-contender whom the Rockies should consider…...2018
  • • Report: Mets owner Fred Wilpon unhappy with Yankees landing Giancarlo Stanton
    The biggest move of the MLB offseason was made when the New York Yankees landed slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Fred Wilpon, owner of the New York Mets, was reportedly quite displeased when that happened.Mike Puma of the New York Post cited a person close to Wilpon, saying “Fred is pissed every time the Yankees make a move.”“At issue is the Yankees’ willingness to take on huge contracts, in the process...2017
  • • Mets owner Fred Wilpon is reportedly furious the Yankees added Giancarlo Stanton
    Wilpon reportedly believes handing out big money contracts is 'unsustainable'...2017
  • • Could Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins both retire from Mets after 2017?
    The New York Mets could be in for some serious upheaval after the 2017 season.Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s contract is up at the end of the season, and in light of the team’s struggles, Mike Puma of the New York Post speculates that he might choose to retire at season’s end — perhaps with a nudge from owner Fred Wilpon.The same goes for manager Terry Collins, who is 68 years old and also ...2017
  • • Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with Mets: Key Takeaways from Star's Press Conference
    2016
  • • Updating the Hottest Remaining Questions as MLB Offseason Winds Down
    2016
  • • Hits & Misses: Carl Crawford Money, Braves Rebuild, Captain Clutch
    Remember when Mets owner Fred Wilpon coined the famous phrase “Carl Crawford money” when describing what it would cost to keep then Mets shortstop Jose Reyes from bolting for free agency? I was reminded of that on Sunday when Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote: “In the first five years of his seven-year contract (two with Boston and three with the Dodgers), Carl Crawford has played in 451 of a...2016
  • • Mets' Miserly Offseason Leaves Sobering Reality After Magical World Series Run
    2015

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  • • Latest On Mets Video Incident, Apologies From Brodie Van Wagenen & Mets Ownership
    While Mets and Marlins players took part in a moving on-field statement before deciding to postpone tonight’s game, a bizarre incident was taking place behind the scenes that resulted in public statements being issued by, separately, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen, Mets CEO and owner Fred Wilpon, his son and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, and…...2020
  • • Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with Mets: Key Takeaways from Star's Press Conference
    2016
  • • Updating the Hottest Remaining Questions as MLB Offseason Winds Down
    2016

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  • • Steve Cohen reportedly ending negotiations to buy Mets
    New York billionaire Steve Cohen “has decided to walk away” from his bid to buy an 80 percent share of the Mets from the Wilpon family, Thornton McEnery of the New York Post reports. Rumors of the deal falling through surfaced earlier today on Barstool Radio (Twitter link), and McEnery now reports that Cohen is “deeply unhappy” with the Wilpons’ attempt to make late changes to their agreement. The...2020
  • • Updating the Hottest Remaining Questions as MLB Offseason Winds Down
    2016
  • • Mets' Miserly Offseason Leaves Sobering Reality After Magical World Series Run
    2015

Top Fred Wilpon news

  • • Mets owner Fred Wilpon is reportedly furious the Yankees added Giancarlo Stanton
    2017
  • • Manfred: Mets sale from Wilpons to Cohen off
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says talks have ended over the proposed sale of a controlling share of the New York Mets from the families of Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to hedge fund manager Steven Cohen....2020
  • • Steve Cohen Agrees To Purchase Mets
    2020
  • • With Cohen deal off, Mets to seek another buyer
    2020
  • • Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Unhappy With Mets’ Sale Process
    2020
  • • Owner Wilpon surprises Mets with rare speech
    In a move that was described as rare by captain David Wright, principal owner Fred Wilpon addressed the New York Mets on Monday morning....2015
  • • Wilpons Aren’t Gloating Over the Mets, but They Would Have Good Reason To
    The Mets’ postseason run appears to have vindicated the financial prudence that prompted criticism of Fred Wilpon, the principal owner, and his son Jeff, the chief operating officer....2015
  • • Report: Fred Wilpon becomes new chariman of MLB Finance Committee
    2015
  • • Steve Cohen In Talks To Increase Investment In Mets
    The Mets announced this afternoon that minority owner Steve Cohen and the Sterling Partners (owner Fred Wilpon’s company) are negotiating a deal in which Cohen “would increase his investment in the New York Mets.” The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal first reported the news just minutes before the organization made a formal announcement (Twitter link). The arrangement…...2019
  • • Mike Piazza to Have No. 31 Retired by Mets: Date, Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Latest On Mets Video Incident, Apologies From Brodie Van Wagenen & Mets Ownership
    2020
  • • Quick Hits: Mets, Astros, Lindblom, Shaw, Twins, Lyles
    There may be huge changes on the horizon for the Mets, as minority owner Steve Cohen is reportedly in talks to become the franchise’s control person by 2025. That could be good news for Mets fans, many of whom have been fed up with current majority owners Fred Wilpon and Jeff Wilpon for years. David…...2019
  • • Mets’ Owner Reportedly Halted Terry Collins’ Dismissal In Previous Years
    9:29pm: Puma and colleague Joel Sherman add more context to the story, reporting that Collins was on the brink of being fired last season when Fred Wilpon intervened. The Mets went on to rally and make a Wild Card appearance, which helped Collins’ cause. Alderson & Co. were also debating a managerial change at multiple…...2017
  • • Latest On Potential Mets Sale
    2020

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  • • Mets ownership still intends to sell team, searching for new buyer
    Now that the proposed deal that would have seen Steve Cohen become the Mets’ new majority owner has fallen through, the club is still going to be put on the market.  In a statement released to media, the Sterling Partners ownership group said “The transaction between Sterling and Steve Cohen was a highly complicated one. Despite the efforts of the parties over the past several months, it became ap...2020
  • • Mets reportedly name John Ricco senior vice president & strategy officer
    The Mets announced Tuesday evening that senior vice president of baseball operations/assistant general manager John Ricco will be changing roles and now holds the newly created title of senior vice president and senior strategy officer. The North Jersey Bergen Record’s Matt Ehalt first reported that Ricco was taking on a new role within the organization (Twitter links). “John has been invaluable t...2019
  • • Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with Mets: Key Takeaways from Star's Press Conference
    2016
  • • Updating the Hottest Remaining Questions as MLB Offseason Winds Down
    2016
  • • Mets' Miserly Offseason Leaves Sobering Reality After Magical World Series Run
    2015
  • • Fred Wilpon Meets With Terry Collins to Discuss Mets
    The owner Wilpon stopped by Manager Collins’s office and talked about the team’s left-handed relievers and the pitching staff’s high walk total in spring training, Collins said....2015

Fred Wilpon rumors, scandals

  • • With Wilpons Set to Cede Control, the Mets End an Era of What-Ifs
    2020
  • • Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with Mets: Key Takeaways from Star's Press Conference
    2016
  • • Updating the Hottest Remaining Questions as MLB Offseason Winds Down
    2016

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