The feeling among club officials is that the team will have a better chance to return to the playoffs — and win in October — in 2016.
Assuming the Mets don’t secure a postseason berth, Alderson should get a pink slip. And the Wilpons, who can’t be fired and clearly have no intention of selling, will continue to kill our spirits and run this franchise into the ground.
“While I’m the boss here, you’re going to have to do what I say,” Wilpon told Martinez, the pitcher writes.
A group of Mets fans has its own slogan this season, a message directed at the club’s owners. When the team arrived at Citi Field for Monday’s home opener, it was greeted by two new billboards just outside the ballpark.
Asked during an ESPN profile about the Wilpon family and whether he thinks they want him to buy a house in the Connecticut suburbs, get a station wagon and get married, Harvey said: “I have one father, basically.”
“I am satisfied that the New York Mets have a very strong desire to be successful on the field, and that they’re making decisions directed at being successful on the field.”
Both the Mets and former senior vice president of ticket sales Leigh Castergine issued a joint statement Friday announcing the end of the Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.
Are you hoping that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred will demand that the Wilpons start spending more money on players? Well, don’t get your hopes up.
“Last I checked, Fred is not the general manager. Last I checked, Jeff is not the general manager. Last I checked, Saul is not the general manager.”
Owners can’t be fired, but one disgruntled Mets fan is determined to get Fred and Jeff out of Queens.
As far as Sandy Alderson returning goes, the media and the masses seem largely simpatico. But perhaps that speaks to the relaxed expectations we have for the Mets, where mediocrity is a victory. As long as they aren’t rancid, we see progress.
Sandy Alderson is sticking with the New York Mets — and he might have some more money to throw around.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s latest stop on his ballpark farewell tour turned testy over his unyielding support of the New York Mets’ ownership.
The lawsuit claims the club recognized and rewarded former VP of ticket sales Leigh Castergine until she learned she was pregnant in August 2013.
Leigh Castergine, the former Mets’ head of marketing and ticket sales who was let go last month, is claiming that she was unfairly terminated.