Mets Rumors: Reyes, Wilpon, Hampson

Here's the latest from Flushing…

  •'s Jon Heyman hears that Bud Selig will give the Wilpons time to work through their Madoff-related issues, but there is real concern that they will not be able to keep the team in the end (Twitter links).
  • Jose Reyes told ESPN New York's Adam Rubin that he prefers to wait until after the season to talk about a contract extension. "You know, this is my first time I'm going to be a free agent," said Reyes. "So I don't know what's going to happen, to be honest with you."
  • Reyes later joked with's Anthony DiComo about having a hard deadline for contract talks, saying "I'm not Albert Pujols, man." (Twitter link) Yesterday we heard that the two sides were unlikely to talk about a contract before Opening Day.
  • Team owner Jeff Wilpon reiterated today that they are not going to sell controlling interest in the team, reports Andy Martino of The New York Daily News. "It's not on the table," said Wilpon.
  • Rays owner Stuart Sternberg is not interested in buying the Mets, tweets Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. Sternberg has New York roots and has been speculated as a potential buyer.
  • Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports that the Mets have signed lefty reliever Justin Hampson (on Twitter). The 29-year-old last appeared in the big league with the Padres in 2008. He spent last season with the independent Long Island Ducks.

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9 Comments on "Mets Rumors: Reyes, Wilpon, Hampson"

East Coast Bias
4 years 6 months ago

Having the Mets run even close to how the Rays were run in the past few years would turn the team around and make Sternberg a hero!

I didn’t know you can own two teams in the same league, though… Wait, can you?!

4 years 6 months ago

He would have to sell the Rays to complete the move, or at very least just retain a non-influential stake on the team (see Jeff Moorad’s case) as per regulations against conflicts of interests between the teams.

4 years 6 months ago

Can an owner have majority share in two teams, one in the NL and the other in the AL?

4 years 6 months ago

is this going to be good year with a new manager/Gm? Or another one that drives us nuts?

4 years 6 months ago

Only God knows…

Glove Affair
4 years 6 months ago


If only we could get Him to buy the team!

4 years 6 months ago

“Pujols” and “Flushing” sounds like a match made in heaven. Make me chuckle, whoever buys the Mets from the twits who aren’t selling the Mets.

4 years 6 months ago

solid signing by alderson. but the mets NEED a new owner. the wilpons have no idea how to run a baseball franchise

Victor Kipp
4 years 6 months ago

The met’s aren’t losing money. The problem is that the Wilpon’s are facing a potential 1 Billion dollar lawsuit. The Mets mae money dude. Trust me. Aside from that SNY does pretty damn well too. All this being said…The Wilpons have lost all credibility and if they truly love the Mets they should sell every ounce of ownership they have in the team including SNY which has to go with the team as a matter of TV relations between the ball club and the network and then they should sail off into the sun set and never be heard from again.