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Fred Wilpon

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    March 5, 2012

    Good News for Mets Fans: We're Just $83 Mil More in the Hole!

    And you thought losing Jose Reyes was bad. A short time ago, U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff ruled that Mets principal owners Fred Wilpon, the Wilpon family, and their businesses and charities must pay at least $83.3 million to the trustee -- that's Irving Picard, in case you haven't been ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Are the Islanders Moving to Brooklyn Now or What?

    ​So Nassau County held its vote on the $400 million New York Islanders arena plan yesterday, and for team owner Charles Wang things went about as well as ... it's tempting to say "as well as a typical Islanders game," but that'd be cruel. In any case, the final vote was 57-43% against funding ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Carlos Beltran: Remembering a Great Career

    Carlos Beltran​It's a shame that Carlos Beltran couldn't have delivered something more fitting than a soft fly ball to left in his final at-bat as a Met. But the fans at Citi Field yesterday didn't seem to care. In fact, the twin chants of "Car-los Bel-tran" and "Fare-well, Carlos" wafted through ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Jose Reyes: A Franchise Player the Mets Can't Possibly Replace?

    ​Judging from the enthusiasm being displayed on the radio call-in shows, Mets fans may be putting a little too much stock in Jose Reyes' resounding statement on Friday that he's not going to go with Scott Boras as his agent in upcoming contract negotiations. That is, if they are assuming t ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The New York Mets: I'd Buy That for a Dollar!

    ​So what's the story? Can David Einhorn take over the Mets for just $1 in three years or can't he? According to the usually reliable Mike Ozanian at Forbes.com yesterday, "In three years hedge fund manager David Einhorn could gain control of the New York Mets for $1. "Last month, Einhorn ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    New Mets Co-owner Destroyed World Economy, Is Brewers Fan

    ​Talk about snatching victory from the jaws of defeat: This week, Mets owner/accused Bernie Madoff unindicted co-conspirator Fred Wilpon 1) was the subject of a New Yorker profile in which he dissed his three best players, then had to apologize via clubhouse speakerphone, 2) was the subject of ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Fred Wilpon and the Mets: In Charge, but Not in Control

    ​Let's address Fred Wilpon's comments on the Mets stars, which are being quoted everywhere: On David Wright: "He's pressing. A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar." OK, dump on Wright while he's in a terrible slump (batting just .226 so far). He's a career .302 hitter, h ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Forget Wilpon/Madoff Mess. If Johan Santana's Not Back Soon, Forget the Mets.

    Santana: A wing and a prayer​Forget Bernie Madoff, Fred Wilpon, and all the other off-field disasters the New York Mets organization has been through over the past few months and focus on one thing: If Johan Santana is not back by the end of June or at least early July, and back the way the way he ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Bernie Madoff Speaks From Jail; New York Times Gets No Love From New York Post

    ​Bernie Madoff gave his first interview for publication since December 2008 to the New York Times, published in today's paper, but you wouldn't know it was an exclusive from reading the New York Post, which also happens to include a curiously similar Madoff interview today. Then, of course, it ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Meet The Mets, Sue The Mets

    ​The trustees for Bernie Madoff's victims have filed a lawsuit against the owners of the Mets claiming they ignored pointed and repeated warnings that Madoff was operating a Ponzi scheme. The New York Times reports that Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are accused of looking the other way as Madoff's swe ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Harry Wilson's War: Steve Rattner Credits Much of GM's Rescue to Obscure NY Comptroller Candidate

    NY1​Harry Wilson, the Republican candidate for state comptroller, may not be preparing to turn the extraordinary praise he gets in Steve Rattner's new book, Overhaul, into a TV ad or mailer. But Rattner's remarkable account of Wilson's skillful and tireless contribution to the Obama auto-indus ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Madoff Author: Wilpons Will Have to Sell Mets

    The name Fred Wilpon, and the name of his Sterling Equities company, appear hundreds of times on the Madoff suckers list. We figured the rich Wilpon family could absorb the loss, if unhappily. But maybe not. Erin Arvedlund, author on the recent examination of the case Too Good to Be True: The Rise ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Next Stadium Boondoggle Lined Up

    F.C. New York of the United Soccer League is coming to New York, and you know what that means -- another push for a stadium! The new team is starting its 2010 season at Hofstra ("I've been to Hofstra for soccer," says a Washington Post commenter. "Getting there by mass transit made going to Giants S ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Madoff Sucker List Released

    Bernie Madoff's liquidators have released a list of his official victims, which the Post obligingly makes public as a large pdf file. Look for your friends! Interestingly, a few people who'd previously told us they were Madoff victims don't appear on it. But Mets owner Fred Wilpon, and his company S ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008
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    May 1, 2007

    The Yankees' Clean-Up Man

    Rudy went to bat for the Yanks, and look what he scored.

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    July 18, 2006

    Park Service Okays Yanks' Park Demolition

    One of the slim threads of red tape holding back the Yankees' plan to build a new stadium atop Macombs Dam Park has been snipped, as the National Park Service has okayed the use of federally funded parkland for the project. Though no official announcement has been made, Micaela Birmingham of New ... More >>

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    January 19, 2006

    Mets to Pay Nearly Nothing for New Stadium

    Last Wednesday's endorsement of the Yanks and Mets stadium deals by the board of the Empire State Development Corporation wasn't really news: As a wholly owned subsidiary of Governor Pataki's office, the ESDC is a lock to back anything coming out of Albany. Nor was it exactly a shocker when the ESDC ... More >>

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    June 7, 2005

    A Queens Ransom

    The Mets are in and the Jets are out, but where do the taxpayers fit in?

  • NYC Life

    January 25, 2005

    A League of Their Own

    New York baseball clubs' spate of superstar signings is all about the best offer on the table

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    April 6, 2004

    A Billion Here, A Billion There

    New York City heads for a stadium overdose. Guess who will be paying.

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    September 30, 2003

    The Unhappy Recap

    Alert to Met Fans: Fred Wilpon's Wallet Has Left the Building

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    July 1, 2003
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    June 17, 2003
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    May 20, 2003
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    April 22, 2003
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    February 4, 2003
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    December 10, 2002
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    November 26, 2002
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    November 5, 2002
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    October 22, 2002
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    October 15, 2002
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    October 8, 2002
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    July 30, 2002

    MLB's Most Questionable Stat

    How Much Are the Mets Really Worth?

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    July 2, 2002
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    May 14, 2002
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    December 25, 2001

    A 10-Point Plan for Bloomy

    How the Newly Elected Mayor Can Begin Reviving a Wounded City

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    September 4, 2001
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    June 19, 2001

    Meet the Yets

    The Best of New York Baseball

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    October 24, 2000

    Owner's Manual

    King George Barrels Through as Doubleday Holds Court

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    October 24, 2000

    Stadium Splurge

    Baseball-Bonkers Mayor Will Turn Series Into a Bonanza for Owners

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    October 10, 2000

    Muddy Waters

    Mets Skipper Bobby Valentine Looks to Navigate the Playoffs and His Own Demeanor

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    August 8, 2000

    The Money Pitch

    Major-League Donation Follows Mets Minor-League Deal

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    May 30, 2000
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    May 18, 1999
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