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Charlie Samuels pitching tell-all book about the Mets

Former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels has been shopping a book to publishers, “and it’s sure to air some dirty laundry,” multiple sources told ESPN NewYork (Rubin, May 19).

Samuels worked for the Mets from 1976 until he was fired in 2010, a week after Sandy Alderson was hired to be the team’s new General Manager.

In 2012, he was sentenced to five years probation after admitting to possessing $2.3 million worth of team memorabilia. He was fired by the Mets and banned from the team’s clubhouse. He later admitted to MLB that he had bet on baseball (AP, 2010).

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

It’s never a dull moment around this team, is it? It really is amazing. As if the up-and-down baseball wasn’t already enough to occupy the white space on this site, the organization continues to provide endless opportunity for commentary, be it the manager’s postgame comments, random medical news, financial debates, former players turned authors, marketing initiatives and countless other things that I’ve probably forgot about at this point. And now this possible pandora’s box from Samuels. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t find it all entertaining, but it can also be rather exhausting, especially since the only thing I really want is to see this team again be 100 percent focused on October baseball.




73 comments
skillsets
skillsets

Can wait for the tales from the grave of long-time Yankees clubhouse man Pete Sheehy.

Dave Margolis
Dave Margolis

A convicted embezzler and admitted gambler, Samuels comes across as a world-class scumbag.  No wonder Adam Rubin's chummy with him. Gotta wonder if Samuels is the notorious "Met insider" quoted in so many of Rubin's hit pieces.

Gary Jorge
Gary Jorge

The Wilpons are broke ever since there pal got bust for  Embezzlement you could see that how they Reyes leave with offering a deal and we were lucky Write was year later or we lose him to.you can see there lack of money when they have a lot of guys from minors playing and vets coming to the end of the time.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

On the bright side we ARE being spared the latest development in the 'Where in the World is Matt Harvey?' saga.  I have a weakness for books like this. Kind of a guilty pleasure. I cold probably polish it off in 3-4 visits to Barnes & Noble. You think I'm putting a dime in Charlie's pocket?

hankypanky
hankypanky

The guy stole $2.3 million in team property and we're expected to read his book? let him go work for the Yankees.

wilpondscm
wilpondscm

this is BS. we all know the mets brand can't produce "$2.3 million worth of team memorabilia"

skillsets
skillsets

Let's focus on the next 20 games in 20 days starting tomorrow against Fred's other team , the Dodgers.

mets2891
mets2891

I thought that was Chris Carlin at first.

Joe Schwartzman
Joe Schwartzman

Not to be disrespectful to the guy but really why would anyone read a book by the clubhouse attendant

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

I like how Matt says it's never a dull moment around this team.  Interesting, I would consider writing about a former clubhouse manager attempting to push for a book deal to be as dull a moment as one could imagine in the world of sports.

Erwin Abonede
Erwin Abonede

Anybody else notice how Samuels looks like Chris Carlin if he lost 100 pounds? 

Sal
Sal

By October baseball, do you mean the kind you play with a Titleist and a 9-iron?

cj1786
cj1786

Its just part of being a fan of NY teams.  Garbage like this is inevitable because people know that stuff like this surrounding the Mets, Yankees, Knicks, Giants, etc sells and there will always be some publisher willing to pay a scumbag like Samuels for his 'story'.  If he were the clubhouse manager for the KC Royals, no one would care. 

David Roth
David Roth

Did you say October?  I'm sorry were you referring to the month?

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

Welcome to the Mets off day news cycle....amazing.  No game to discuss, last game was a loss so no need to hash and re-hash that, so we get...Charlie Samuels writing a "tell all" book, how TC is thin skinned, and What's Eating Gilbert Wheeler....None of which i think most of us care about.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

With the Wilpons as owners, this team couldn't be "...100% focused on October baseball..." with the Hubble Space Telescope.

josephb533
josephb533

Doubleday will probably be the publisher.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

You all will anyway, but no one should call Matt a shill for the Wilpons anymore.


If the Wilpons and their cronies were really looking over Matt's shoulders, there's no way they'd let him mention the fact hat someone's ready to pen a book that's going to tear the Mets down, front office and all.

donsilsby
donsilsby

@metsblog He's got nothing to lose. Not much call these days for a felon who essentially cleaned jockstraps for his career.

johnsec125
johnsec125

Can they sell the returned memorabilia and get a shortstop?

tullydew
tullydew

I wonder if he has some dirt on Piazza.

bruster
bruster

Is that Chris Christie in the picture with Samuels ?  : )

johnsec125
johnsec125

Jay Horwitz should have been gone a looooong time ago.

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

I hope on the audiobook version we hear the Wilpons make racist remarks.

johnsec125
johnsec125

I'm surprised that Met's memorabilia is worth $2.3 million.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

@hankypanky  If he gives insight into the business dysfunction going on,might be a responsibility for fans to read it. If nothing else they employed this sketchy guy a long time. 

wilpondscm
wilpondscm

@hankypanky  he worked for the mets already. cuz they are a joke organization. the yankees, like it or not are class. your statement is too ironic.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Never, never confuse the LA Dodgers with the old Brooklyn Dodgers, as many of you are compelled to do out of anger toward the Wilpons. Citifield, like it or not, pays homage to the old Brooklyn Dodgers, for which I am grateful. For those of you who refuse to accept this simple explanation, it is your loss.

rustysribs
rustysribs

@Joe Schwartzman not to mention a clubhouse attendant who would likely embellish and/or make stuff up to sell books.

skillsets
skillsets

You lose the Mets/Wilpons shill Cerrone, you lose the team. Or it's Cerrone's tactic to get page views back from independent Mets blogs. Who knows ... Winning can cure some ills. LGM

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@Michael Frias Regardless if it's posted here or not, most of the readers of this blog will see it in the sports section of one of the local dailies.  Heck, I probably will see it in tomorrow's Tampa Bay Times.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

@johnsec125 I'm sure that they could find someone better than Tejada for something...say...like a Benny Ayala autographed baseball bat.

completely
completely

@dreamer3kx  Worked out pretty well for Tony Bosch and his associates. Not sure credibility is a pre-requisite.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Only difference with Mets under Omar Minaya was that they spent a great deal more money for ever-diminishing results.

shinjoooo
shinjoooo

So, we're blaming Madoff and not the crooks who invested with him now? The Wilpons are to blame and anyone who believes that they didn't know what was going on is terribly naive.

owlnut
owlnut

@Victor Triguero  Don't blame Madoff! The Mets lost nothing because of his scandal. Once Alderson, who basically was put in place by Selig, got control, Money ball took over and the Mets got very cheap. Madoff was just an excuse.

hankypanky
hankypanky

The Yankees haven't been "class" for years. You're confusing this bunch of over-paid old men with the old Yankees who are going or gone. They've cheapened the game with their band-box park and media shills. Spending huge sums of money to buy championships is a mixed bag and looks good on paper but they don't match with class organizations like the Cardinals or Red Sox who mix internal growth with smart money.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Victor Triguero  That he's thin skinned or "bristles" at the idea of the media questioning his moves?  Not exactly earth shattering but, to each his own.  Managers have always had a love/hate with reporters.