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NBA approves Alex Rodriguez as limited partner with T-Wolves, Lynx

The NBA’s board of governors officially approves Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore as limited partners for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. Alex Rodriguez, the former Yankee star, is finally achieving his goal of owning a professional sports franchise. He and Marc Lore, the former CEO of Walmart eCommerce, took another step towards majority ownership of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx.
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Mets: No Team Is More Desperate For Starting Pitching

The Mets are exposed as a team desperate for starting pitching, and this only makes them vulnerable at the deadline. Still, the flag says Go. The Mets won’t like it, but they may be forced to trade off some big pieces to get the starting pitchers they desperately need within the next nine days.
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Mets: 13-17 In Their Last 30 Won’t Cut It – The Front Office Must Step In

The Mets were lucky and good over the first half. But teams behind them, especially the Phillies, are waking up. Now is the time for Cohen…. The Mets’ dramatic come from behind win yesterday diverted attention to the fact the team has gone 13-17 over their last thirty games. Miraculously,...
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Morning Briefing: Mets Well-Represented in All-Star Festivities

The Mets were well-represented during All-Star week with Pete Alonso winning the Home Run Derby. Taijuan Walker added to the batch by pitching an inning during the All-Star Game. The righty, who went 7-3 with a 2.50 ERA in the first half, pitched the sixth inning and gave up a...
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Report: Steve Cohen Still Interested in Buying SNY

According to FOX Business Network’s Senior Correspondent Charles Gasparino, New York Mets owner Steve Cohen is still interested in purchasing the team’s RSN, SNY, from the Wilpon family. Gasparino said this afternoon on FBN’s The Claman Countdown, “we do understand he is still interested in the other part of the...
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Is MLB Backing Up Or Could They Really Be Listening

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred used his ASG platform to announce a backward slide on recent changes. Late to the party as always is MLB…. Should we be condemning or congratulating MLB for showing up late to the party in Denver?. As I look at MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s so-called State...
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Taijuan Walker: Sometime It All Comes Together When You Least Expect It

Traded twice, Taijuan Walker’s 42-37 career record when the Mets decided to take a flyer on him was gauged as a risk. He’s In Denver today. Taijuan Walker, when Spotrac initially released its rankings of 2021 free-agent starting pitchers, while ranked number three behind Trevor Bauer and Jake Odorizzi, remained in the background as Bauer seized the headlines.
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NY Mets passed on 3 dud free agent deals this offseason

The constant complaints. Same old New York Mets. The Mets never spend money. This ownership is just as bad as the last ownership. Steve Cohen is no different than the Wilpons. Nothing changes. Those words of dismay, displeasure, and disgust have circulated around the fact that the Mets front office...
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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Brew Crew, Carrasco and Syndergaard spotted at Citi Field

The Mets took the opener from the Milwaukee Brewers by a 4-2 score, thanks to another solid outing from Tylor Megill and some clutch hits in the seventh. Milwaukee jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth against Megill thanks to an Omar Narvaez homer, but New York knotted things up in the bottom half of the frame. The Mets managed just one hit off All Star Brandon Woodruff until the seventh, when the offense broke through against him. Pete Alonso’s two-run double was the big knock, while Michael Conforto drove in a fourth run on a single. In the ninth, Edwin Díaz made things interesting, allowing a run to score and bringing the go-ahead run to the plate with zero outs, but he buckled down and retired three straight to earn the save.
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Bobby Bonilla Day Becomes Entertaining Spectacle

Last November, a few weeks after hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen completed his purchase of the Mets, he spent some time engaging with fans on social media. During one such session, Cohen came up with the idea of transforming Bobby Bonilla Day from a punchline into a promotion. As Cohen envisioned it, he’d “hand [Bonilla] an oversized check and drive a lap around the stadium.” (I assume by this point everyone knows what Bobby Bonilla Day is and why it took place yesterday. If not, look here.)
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Now we can all laugh about Bobby Bonilla Day

With the Wilpons out of the picture in Queens, Bobby Bonilla Day has changed. No longer is paying more than $1 million every July 1 to a guy who retired in 2001 something never to be talked about, a source of shame for owners who got involved in Bernie Madoff’s infamous Ponzi scheme and thought that the deferred money on a free-agent flop’s contract would simply be paid out of the interest they were earning on investments. Under Steve Cohen, it’s now a chance to look back and have a chuckle. The new owner, after all, is a legitimate billionaire, for whom Bonilla’s annual payout can be fished out from under a couch cushion.
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What would have happened if the Mets had won the 2000 World Series?

The following is, of course, a fictionalized account of the 2000 World Series which, of course, was not won by a New York team known as the Mets:. Derek Jeter slumped in his chair, staring blankly into his Yankee Stadium locker. Joe Torre was locked behind his office door, crying softly at his desk. George Steinbrenner was pacing manically in the clubhouse, ready to say something that could inspire back pages for a week.
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Mets winning Subway World Series ‘would have changed a lot of lives’

The following is, of course, a fictitious account of the 2000 World Series that was, of course, not won by a New York team known as the Mets:. Derek Jeter was slumped in his chair and staring blankly into his Yankee Stadium locker. Joe Torre was locked behind his office door, weeping softly at his desk. George Steinbrenner was pacing manically in the clubhouse, ready to say something that might inspire a week’s worth of back pages.
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NY Mets tease a big announcement for Bobby Bonilla Day

It’s July 1st which means the entire sports world puts its focus on Bobby Bonilla and the $1.2 million paycheck he’ll receive from the New York Mets. This attention, despite being commonplaces all throughout sports, revolves around the fact that Bonilla has millions of deferred dollars coming his way each and every year even though he hasn’t played a game for the Mets in more than two decades now.
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Bobby Bonilla… The Greatest Deal In Baseball History

Okay, sensational headline, so let’s walk that back to the safety of the shore. Parsing down to financial deals, and setting aside No, No, Nanette, the Bonilla deal was one of the best in MLB history, setting some parameters, and certainly one of the best in Mets history, anyway. It gets crapped on every July 1 when Bobby receives his $1.19 million, and every few years I have to sit some young Mets fan on my knee, figuratively, and explain how fantastic the Bobby Bonilla deferred payment turned out for the Wilpons and the Mets.
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