Mets to Host All-Star Game in 2013??!! Willie's Job Safe - For Now!! Piazza Might Be Back With Mets- In Front Office!
This came right from ESPN and is awesome news:
New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon
said Thursday he has been informed that commissioner Bud Selig soon will announce the Mets will host an All-Star Game in the near future.
"I'm assured by the commissioner that he will make an announcement shortly on a year when we will get an All-Star Game," Wilpon said in an interview with 1050 ESPN New York. "It will be out a few years but I think it will be something that
everyone can look forward to."
A baseball official familiar with the discussions told 1050 ESPN New York that the All-Star Game will "likely" be in 2013.
Wilpon also addressed the status of manager Willie Randolph. After last
season's historic collapse, the Mets held a news conference to announce that
Randolph will return. With the addition of Johan
Santana this offseason, Wilpon -- echoing the words of his father,
team co-owner Fred Wilpon -- said he expects the Mets to play deep into October.
This has put a spotlight on Randolph's job security.
"He is our manager and he is under contract for the next couple of years," Wilpon said, Wilpon added that he, general manager Omar Minaya and Randolph are all
Finally, at some point soon, Mike Piazza will be approached about re-joining the organization - possibly in a front office capacity! ( I would hope it would be in the PR department, with Jay Horowitz, the man with the best job in basebalL!)
- In the future, someone Wilpon plans on talking to is former Met Mike Piazza. Piazza, 39, is still looking to play this year. The Mets
have no interest on a reunion now, but they have an open invitation to Piazza to
rejoin their organization after he retires.
"I would be open to talking to him about anything," Wilpon said.
"If he wanted to be on the field, off the field, with the network [SportsNet New
York], I would be open to talking to him about anything that he wanted to