The 2012 Mets: Trusting Sandy Alderson

The two League Championship Series have just concluded and we’ll see a never-before matchup in the World Series. Texas-St. Louis offers a couple of fresh – and one most unlikely – faces on the national stage. This will be the first Series in recent memory in which both teams got there on the backs of [...]

Judge’s ruling a hit with Wilpons

Just in case you haven’t heard, a federal judge took a significant bite out of the lawsuit against the Mets ownership. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff ruled recently that Sterling Equities is only on the hook for $386 million, not the full $1 billion sought by court-appointed trustee Irving Picard. Picard sued the Wilpons, Saul [...]

Mets’ Ownership Situation Makes Forecasting That Much More Difficult

Over my last couple of pieces, I’ve tried to get a pulse on what the Mets’ 2012 season might look like. It’d be easier to predict tomorrow night’s lottery numbers. It’s always a tricky thing to try and guess what will happen down the line. The best anyone can do to predict the future is [...]

The Wilpons Just Don’t Get it: “HatGate” Is The Last Straw

If there’s such a thing as a four-ring circus, the Mets are it. It seems there is always something there to tarnish even their most shiny moments. An extremely moving, nicely planned and executed, nationally-televised ceremony of remembrance turned into a farce in short order. A nice gesture – one that has become somewhat of [...]

The New York Mets: It’s Gotta Get Better, Right?

There’s a lot going on in Met-land lately, but I’m finding myself hard pressed to pay attention. There’s talk of new uniforms next year…again! If it’s to be a ditching of the tired, oh-so-90’s “Mets In Black” look, I say “Hear! Hear!” I could go through the rest of my life with only the home [...]

Will David Einhorn Save The Mets?

It would appear the endgame is nigh for Fred and Jeff Wilpon. The judges are convening – even as we speak – and the fate of the ownership seems a fait accompli: the Wilpons will be forced to sell their chunk of the Mets in order to pay off mammoth debts on Madoff victims, SNY-TV, [...]

David Einhorn: International Man of Mystery

Last week, a rush of news from the Ivory Towers of Flushing informed the world that hotshot fancier David Einhorn had sunk $200 million of his hard-earned moolah into a shaky-at-best operation known as the New York Mets. Over here, it was immediately viewed as good news . If I were to listen to the [...]

8 Days in Mets’ May 2011: Did I Miss Anything?

I spend most of a week at a conference, then have computer issues for the rest of it, and look what happens. I was able to follow the Monday night follies (5/16) against Florida ( and the dancin’ through the rain (5/18) vs. Washington ( from the mostly unfriendly environs of the Tropicana Casino/Hotel in [...]

Blow up the Mets?

I’m not going to go into detail about this point in this 2011 season. If you’re reading this, it’s already painfully obvious to you what’s transpired. Base running gaffes, lousy pitching, over-eagerness at the plate and a general, overall malaise are the marks of this year. It all seems very Polo Grounds-ish, without charm, or [...]