Mets and Senior VP of Ticket Sales Part Ways

There was rumblings about this earlier in the week but we here and Metspolice wanted to wait until we had confirmation. I searched the inter web thing and found this on Sports Business Daily:

 

The Mets have parted ways with Senior VP/Ticket Sales & Services LEIGH CASTERGINE, who had worked with the team since ’10. She also has worked in ticketing and sales with the Bruins, Magic and Comcast-Spectacor. A national search is on for her replacement (Terry Lefton, Editor-At-Large).

I liked talking to Leigh when I had the chance. Besides talking to her about the Mets crazy ticket promos (miscues and hits), It was also cool to talk to her about some of the other sports teams that she had worked for in the past. I am going to take a page out of the WWE’s way of saying good luck…Ahem…. We here at MetsPolice.com would like to wish Leigh Castergine well on all her future endeavors.

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Backman claims Manager of the Year Award | Pacific Coast League News

I was all about the beach yesterday but this seems worth bringing up.  This Wally Backman guy seems pretty good.  I wonder how he would handle all the ex-51′s now playing in Queens.

The bullshit stops today boys.

The bullshit stops today boys.

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Wally Backman of the Las Vegas 51s has been named the 2014 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year, the league office announced today.

Backman was voted the league’s top skipper after a balloting of the 16 field managers and media representatives from each PCL city. He is the second Las Vegas manager to receive the award in the club’s 32-year history, with the previous recipient being Brad Mills in 2002.

Backman, 54, has guided the New York Mets’ Triple-A affiliate to their second-straight Pacific Southern Division title, after spending the entire season in first place. With three games remaining, the 51s hold an 80-61 record, the best mark in the PCL. This is the first time in the franchise’s history that the club has recorded two consecutive 80-win seasons, and will be heading to the postseason in back-to-back years for first time since 1987-88.

via Backman claims Manager of the Year Award | Pacific Coast League News.

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Must read: Did Bud Selig Make The Wilpon’s An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse ?

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This is today’s must read.  I excerpted an awful lot here.  So much that I feel guilty, so I will buy the author Stephen Keane a beer next time I see him.  But you need to read it..you should read the whole thing…but since nobody clicks links I want to put this in front of you.

Some of you are trying to get rid of the best pitcher and the best hitter to save Jeff Wilpon money.  With two major construction projects, Jeff appears to be doing OK for himself.

The bold is mine.  You guys don’t appreciate at all what Colon does for this rotation.  You think some guy off an arm injury and some guy in AAA are going to win 40 games.  I think the last time it worked that way was 1984.

 

How ridiculous is it that the Mets are looking to move Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy for the sole purpose of saving money. If that is not the insult of insults to Mets fan I don’t know how you can be more disrespected as a fan base.  If the Skill Sets were to put the team up for sale today, they would get over $2 billion dollars for the team, ball park and SNY easy. So the fact that they have the gall to run this team like a goddamn lemonade stand is disgusting.  All Bartolo Colon has done for the Mets is take the ball every fifth day and given his team every chance to win in just about every start. The guy is unflappable, give up a home run big deal rub up a new ball. Runners in scoring position no outs ? Don’t sweat it I’ll find a way to get out of it. Bullpen is gassed? I’ll go 7, 8 hell I’d go 9 if Terry Collins would just keep his ass in the dugout.  So instead of the mindset that good thing we have a work horse like Colon locked up for next season, the Mets are trying to unload him with the sole purpose of saving the $11 million he’s owed next season. Remember this is a team that has Dillon Gee who hits the DL at least twice a season, Jon Niese with a left shoulder that aches and needs a DL rest from time to time, Jacob deGrom who now has shoulder issues as well and has taken a DL sabbatical and of course Matt Harvey coming off Tommy John surgery so why not keep Colon around? Money, money and more money.

 

 

Daniel Murphy has done everything he’s been asked to do as a Met. He’s played wherever he’s been asked and he’s worked hard at those positions and yes he is the modern Dr. Strangeglove but the guy can hit and on a team without many guys who can hit, Murphy is a valuable commodity. Or so you would think. But Murphy makes over $5 mil for this season and has one year of arbitration eligibility. With the season he’s had, his arbitration figure should be no less than $10 mil., its’ that $10mil that will make Daniel Murphy and ex-Met. Sad isn’t it that a player who hits like Murph and uses Citi Field to his advantage by using the gaps, who at 29 years old should be looking at a multi-year deal instead  is wondering where  he will play in 2015.

via Did Bud Selig Make The Wilpon’s An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse ?.

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Apparently Sandy’s goal wasn’t to win a lot of baseball games

Hey there are some great bargains here at this new mall!

Hey there are some great bargains here at this new mall!

 

 

90 wins?

“It wasn’t a goal,” Alderson said pregame Friday.

via Sandy Alderson: 90 wins wasn’t goal – Mets Blog – ESPN New York.

 

 

Oh.

 

 

Well, you’re right on target for that 75 win goal.

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