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).
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.