Latest Jeff Wilpon News

Orioles ask court to refuse arbitration decision with Nats

Jul. 12, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for the Baltimore Orioles were met by skeptical questions from a judge they asked to reject an arbitration decision from baseball executives awarding the Washington Nationals $296.8 million for their television rights from 2012-16. During a three-hour hearing Friday in New York...

Soroka, Riley lead Braves past deGrom and skidding Mets, 6-2

Jun. 29, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 25 minutes after the game ended, New York Mets leadoff hitter Jeff McNeil was still sitting at his locker in full uniform. Just outside the clubhouse, all the lights were out on the Mets' side of the ground floor at Citi Field. The darkness in the hallway certainly seemed appropriate....

Seaver gets his statue, and Citi Field gets new address

Jun. 27, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Seaver is getting a statue outside the Mets' home, and the team is getting a new address. The announcement was made official at a ceremony Thursday. Citi Field will now be listed as 41 Seaver Way in honor of the Hall of Fame pitcher's number. New York City officials agreed to the team's...

Mets fine Callaway, Vargas after run-in with reporter

Jun. 24, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mickey Callaway needed two news conferences to issue one apology. After the New York Mets fined their manager and pitcher Jason Vargas for their expletive-filled confrontation with a reporter following a weekend loss, Callaway stopped short of saying he was sorry for the incident during...

Mets' Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter

Jun. 23, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday. The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3...

McNeil's throw saves Mets vs Cards after Syndergaard hurt

Jun. 16, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a beleaguered bullpen having so much trouble closing games for the New York Mets lately, second baseman Jeff McNeil took it upon himself to save this one. McNeil made a perfect throw from right field to home plate for the final out, and the Mets held off the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 on...

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

May. 24, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a "new opportunity." He didn't provide...

Mets snap 5-game skid with 5-3 win over Nationals

May. 21, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they were informed no change was imminent in the dugout, the New York Mets looked a lot more relaxed at the plate. Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as the Mets, after learning embattled manager Mickey Callaway is staying around, broke out of their offensive funk...

Callaway stays; C├ęspedes takes fall, breaks ankle on ranch

May. 21, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Yoenis Céspedes took the fall, not Mickey Callaway. On a hectic afternoon at Citi Field, the slumping New York Mets announced Monday they are sticking with their embattled manager "for the foreseeable future" — and Céspedes broke his right ankle in an accident on...