• Rob Manfred sees great potential in Mets sale to Steve Cohen

    Rob Manfred sees great potential in Mets sale to Steve Cohen

    Mets fans aren’t the only ones who see Steve Cohen as a messiah. “I think that a change in ownership at the Mets is an opportunity to make that franchise as strong as it can possibly be, and I think over the long haul it’ll be something that will be good for the game,” commissioner …
  • Mets and the baseball world mourn the death of Tom Seaver

    Mets and the baseball world mourn the death of Tom Seaver

    The Mets and the rest of the baseball world mourned the death of Mets legend Tom Seaver on Wednesday night. The Mets confirmed the 75-year-old Hall of Fame pitcher’s passing, which was caused by complications of dementia and Lyme disease. Dwight “Doc” Gooden, another legendary pitcher in Mets lore, tweeted his admiration for Seaver. “Everyone …
  • Fred and Jeff Wilpon rip Brodie Van Wagenen for hot-mic comments

    Fred and Jeff Wilpon rip Brodie Van Wagenen for hot-mic comments

    The Wilpons didn’t let Brodie Van Wagenen’s apology be the last word regarding Thursday’s hot-mic video flap. Mets owner Fred Wilpon and his son, COO Jeff Wilpon, blasted their general manager for comments on a hot-mic in which he mistakenly ripped commissioner Rob Manfred for suggesting that the Mets and Marlins take the field and then …
  • Rob Manfred indirectly responds to Brodie Van Wagenen’s comments

    Rob Manfred indirectly responds to Brodie Van Wagenen’s comments

    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred addressed MLB’s stance on social justice issues Thursday night, as well as giving an indirect response to Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s comments that were caught on a hot mic earlier in the day. “Over the past few days, players on a number of Clubs have decided not to play …
  • How Brodie Van Wagenen-Rob Manfred video went viral

    How Brodie Van Wagenen-Rob Manfred video went viral

    The already infamous Brodie Van Wagenen-Rob Manfred video was public when diehard Mets fan and aspiring sports journalist Nick Albicocco stumbled across it on the team’s website as he searched for the status of Thursday’s game. “I found the video on Mets.com when I went to look for an update on whether they would play …
  • Brodie Van Wagenen apologizes for wrongly slamming Rob Manfred in hot mic video

    Brodie Van Wagenen apologizes for wrongly slamming Rob Manfred in hot mic video

    Brodie Van Wagenen was burned by a hot mic. Rob Manfred may be in even hotter water. As the Mets and Marlins deliberated whether to play Thursday night’s scheduled game at Citi Field — following the postponement of five MLB games — the Mets general manager was captured on video bashing Manfred’s leadership, while stating …
  • Rob Manfred warns of MLB shutdown if coronavirus spread can’t be contained

    Rob Manfred warns of MLB shutdown if coronavirus spread can’t be contained

    The nightmare is in sight. see also MLB's coronavirus problem is spreading quickly MLB’s coronavirus problem is spreading quickly. The Brewers-Cardinals game Friday… Just four days after Rob Manfred declared that the Miami Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak was not a “nightmare” situation, the MLB commissioner reportedly told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark that the …
  • MLB must put animosity on hold with 2020 season finally near: Sherman

    MLB must put animosity on hold with 2020 season finally near: Sherman

    Rob Manfred did what he did not want to do, but had to do. He told the players where and when. The commissioner implemented a season that will be 60 games if the union by 5 p.m. Tuesday signs off on health and safety protocols, and agrees to show up to spring training on July …
  • MLB 2020 season in Rob Manfred’s hands after another union rejection

    MLB 2020 season in Rob Manfred’s hands after another union rejection

    Even as these tortured 2020 restart talks now face an end, baseball’s troubles might just be beginning. The Major League Baseball Players Association voted Monday against Rob Manfred’s proposal for a 60-game schedule with prorated pay, and the commissioner appears poised to go to his nuclear option: a unilaterally implemented schedule, expected to be for …
  • MLB 2020 season on verge of painful Rob Manfred resolution

    MLB 2020 season on verge of painful Rob Manfred resolution

    The most influential players huddled virtually all weekend to discuss where they stood on MLB’s last offer, including with slight modifications that came Sunday. But all indications were they remained resolved against accepting the current version of a proposed 60-game season. That will only push commissioner Rob Manfred to more seriously move toward pressing the …