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Talking Joba’s Injury, Chipper Retires, and Wilpon’s Victory @ 8pm

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

A loaded Grapefruit Roundup tonight at 8pm Hear me talk about the Joba Chamberlain‘s injury and answer the critics who believe I am off base in my criticism of his judgement. I also talk about Chipper Jones being an all-time Mets killer, and what the Wilpon victory in court means for the Mets. Joining me during […]

Wilpon/Katz Stop Losing Streak, But Still Not Contenders

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Update: 9:36 PM Got confirmation: #Mets have closed on 12 minority shares at $20 million apiece and paid off $65 million in loans to Bank of America and MLB — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 20, 2012 It appears that another major hurdle was cleared by the Wilpon ownership group. Still, there is a tremendous amount […]

Even the Charming Fred Wilpon Can’t Sell This Tired & Weary Fan Base

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Give Fred Wilpon credit, he really does try to sell his team. The problem is he’s run out of sell stories that even the most loyal of Mets fans could justify. That should scare him even if in the unlikely event he survives his personal financial crisis and keeps his beloved franchise. The beat reporters […]

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson - When the Yankees acquired […]

The Mets Have Become the Real Life Major League

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The Mets financial problems have brought endless jokes and ridicule. If the Miami, don’t call me Florida, Marlins aren’t outspending them this offseason, there is the New York Times piece from earlier in the week about the perks given to a potential minority owner. Not only does $20 million dollars give you a 4% stake […]

Vote: “NYBD Person of the Year”

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

The NYBD “Person of the Year” is the man, woman, or idea that ‘for better or worse,’ has most influenced New York baseball in the preceding year.” You, my readers and listeners, will vote over the next two weeks, and I will announce the winner on this site on New Year’s Day. You have until 11:59 […]

Listen: 2011 Wrap Up at 8pm

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Tonight is my last show for 2011. I will kick it off by giving you my nominations for the NYBD “Person of the Year.” Last year, we started our own version of the TIME Magazine “Person of the Year,” which elects a a man, woman, or idea that “for better or worse,” has most influenced events […]

Where Does the Selig-Wilpon Love Affair Come From?

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

It’s clear that Bud Selig has no intention of addressing the reality of the Mets financial situation. Despite having an ownership team that is heavily indebted and unable to lucratively sell minority shares of the franchise, Selig continues to publically support Wilpon ownership. Unless there is an angel with a billion dollars in cash, Wilpon […]

That Sound Under the Engine is Your Imagination

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

You buy a used car and upon driving it home it starts to make all sorts of sounds. You are having trouble starting it, and it doesn’t seem to be of the same quality that you were promised at the dealer. You take it back, but they claim nothing is wrong. It’s you that has […]

Are the Mets Receiving Revenue Sharing?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Bud Selig recently gave the Mets an enthusiastic “thumbs up” when talking about the team’s finances. This despite the Madoff suit still looming over ownership, $500 million in loans due in 2014, $450 million borrowed against SNY, and $600 million in Citi Field debt. Let’s also not forget they are over a month behind in […]