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The Rise of Fred Wilpon

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This *is* mine, so it might be tacky to post, but I thought people here might appreciate it. A lot of said and written about Fred Wilpon, but I've never really heard his whole story told before. The article ended up being much more of a ramble than I intended, but as I kept getting deeper and deeper down that rabbit hole it was hard for me to figure out where to wrap it up. Either way, I hope it makes for an interesting read and that you all enjoy.

Studio 60 on Roosevelt Avenue

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This a little out of the scope of what I usually post at Amazin Avenue, but still Mets related, so I thought some AA readers might dig this: the current Mets situation as seen through the very Sorkin-y lens of Aaron Sorkin.

Take Our Mets, Please!

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Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York discusses the merits of Bud Selig taking over the Mets (like what happened to the Dodgers). I found it interesting, wanted to hear what you all think.

Adding SNY to Mets’ Sale Pitch Would Increase Allure

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Here are some numbers from this New York Times article: * SNY is believed to make at least $260 million/year from subscriber revenue (ad revenue is not mentioned) * SNY nets about $120 million (Sterling Equity would get 67% of this) * SNY pays the Mets between $60-70 million/year If this is accurate, and I'm reading this correctly, then the New York Mets and Mets' ownership receive $140-150 million/year from SNY.

New York Mets Book Value: -$225 million

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"Now all this debt could very well come crashing down on Wilpon as a result of his involvement with Bernie Madoff. As I wrote earlier, the Mets and their lease to Citi Field are worth about $845 million. But there is $375 million of debt attached to the Mets franchise and $695 million tied to the ballpark, leaving these assets with an aggregate negative book value of $225 million." 2/3/2011 11:27am Note: the author factored in debt service when appraising the value of the Mets, and then subtracted the entire debt from the appraised value to calculate the -$225 million figure.

Steve Phillips on Mets, Bernie Madoff Scandal -- MLB FanHouse

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Steve Phillips talks about his years-long relationship with the Wilpons and opines about their involvement with Bernie Madoff. Also, note the bookshelf behind Phillips in this video. Among other things, he has a copy of The New Bill James New Historical Baseball Abstract.

Wilpon: Minaya will be back as Mets GM

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Our nightmare continues. It's a short article but it's full of fail. Ffffuccckkkk. Side note: I'm not really the leader type, but I'm seriously thinking about starting a rally/protest at Citi in October when we inevitably find out that this clown is back for another lost year. This is out of freakin' control.

FORBES RIPS WILPON

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It feels like the Mets are 0-162 and not a single pitch has been thrown.

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