Clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels is under investigation for betting on baseball and other sports as part of an organized gambling ring that provided tips and inside information (here's a tip: they're going to lose). He also used Mets' account to pay off gambling debts and stole jerseys, bats, and balls from the team. [NY Daily News]
Samuels, who has not been arrested, is believed to have told Major League Baseball that he bet on baseball games, a strict violation of baseball rules. Samuels, the Mets' clubhouse manager for 27 seasons, was described by a source as a "spider who sat in the middle of a money web," a man who earned about $80,000 a year from the Mets but whose tax returns showed about $600,000 to $700,000 in income. He has homes in Huntington, L.I., and Port St. Lucie.
The amazin' Mets, folks.