Jeff Wilpon

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Don't Count Your Cosmos Before They've Hatched: Queens MLS Franchise Still Faces Multiple Obstacles

    Ever since the Post's Albany columnist Fred Dicker reported on Monday -- based solely on two unnamed sources -- that a deal for an MLS stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is "close to being wrapped up" and that construction "could begin early next year," the story has bounced around the journove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Who Wants to Be the Next Mets Owners?

    ​This morning's New York Post made it a lot easier to set up your office "Who's going to end up owning the Mets once the Wilpons have to repay their Madoff money?" pool, by running a helpful list of rich guys who, it claims, are in the running to buy at least a share of the Amazin's. Less help ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    If Mets Go Under, Who Pays for Citi Field?

    ​If the last ten days in the life of Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon were a baseball game, they would have been shut out, made 17 errors, and hit into a game-ending unassisted triple play. (That last feeling, admittedly, is one that they're already familiar with.)

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Danny Meyer Serves Fancy-Schmancy Food at Citi Field

    Last year you paid $5.75 for a hot dog and $8 for a beer at Shea. What will these cost at Citi Field? Well, the dogs will be from Nathan's, which is nice, but how much? Noted restauranteur Danny Meyer will sell you "Kosher hot dogs coated in matzo meal with brown mustard for $11." Thanks, pal; now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Fossils still bite: Bernie Madoff and prehistoric snakes

    Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Where's the Met Interest in Manny?

    Where are the stories in the local press urging the New York Mets to grab Manny Ramirez?  So far Filip Bondy in the Jan 24 Daily News is the only one to jump on the story in a big way. The head and subhead say it all:  "A Manny Deal Is A No-Brainer - Minaya and Wilpons Must Put their Think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Inspiring No Confidence: Willie Randolph Keeps His Job With the Mets

    Today, the tabloids devote the majority of page-one real estate to baseball. The Willie Randolph saga has finally migrated from the front of the sports section to the front page. The Mets lost to the Florida Marlins 7-3 yesterday, but the manager won the right to keep his job (for now, at least). T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    New Yorkers Get Zip From New Mets Park

    The Mets revealed the city's worst-kept secret today (hint: if you want to keep something from leaking out, try not to put it on a giant sign) with the announcement that when the team's new stadium opens in 2009, it will be known as CitiField. Under the terms of the naming-rights agreement, Citi ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2003

    The Unhappy Recap

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