New York Mets Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

02/27/15

Matt Harvey's girlfriend Asha Leo

 

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There are models, and then there are models of modelling. Matt Harvey’s girlfriend Asha Leo falls into the latter category- an exclusive club reserved for those who run the modern fashionista gamut. Asha grew up in Kingston-upon Thames, attending the prestigious University of the Arts in London, where she got a degree in fashion promotion. Now, along with being a high-end model, promoting fashion is what she’s all about. She’s a host on the British show The Brit List, and she hosts Access Hollywood, covering fashion.

Matt Harvey may not host any shows or analyze fashion trends on red carpets, but he does host batters to a grueling challenge when they step in the box. Last year, Matt became an all-star and went 9-5 with the league’s 3rd best ERA at 2.27. He was also the number one pitcher at not allowing home runs per 9 innings pitched, with an anemically low .353 allowed. The man is simply hard to hit, and his Mets appreciate that fact.

He is, however, easy to spot off the field. He was seen hanging with Asha at a Knicks game recently on his day off from rehabilitation. Matt was diagnosed with a torn ligament last year, and he recently underwent “Tommy John surgery,” which is a procedure where a ligament in the elbow is replaced with a tendon from somewhere else in the body. To me, it sounds awfully dicey for a pitcher to have serious elbow trouble. Injuries have been the bane of many a great talent, and one can only hope that Matt makes a speedy recovery. He threw a ball for the first time in months in February, and now he’s been quoted in the New York Times: “I feel brand new.” Might Asha have something to do with that?

11/13/14

Jacob Degrom's Wife Stacey Harris Degrom

 

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Jacob Degrom's wife Stacey Harris Degrom is livin' the dream. She just got married to the National League rookie of the year, she's going to Rangers games and sitting next to celebrity chefs (as reported by TMZ), she's heading off to Hawaii to catch some rays. What more could you want out of life? TMZ Sports gave a kind of super-excited rush interview before he left for dinner with Stacey. The guy interviewing him was so amped up Jacob looked a little tongue-tied.

For Jacob's wife Stacey, things could not be better. Stacey was seen a little earlier in the year helping out kids at a Mets community reachout program where she made duct tape wallets, lanyards (I'm not sure what those are), and bags with youngsters. Apparently a lanyard is one of those things that you hang around your neck for your keys. Gym teachers and coaching types use them for whistles too. So she's already into the giving-back aspect of being a player wife. Helping kids and less fortunate people is one of those great things good sports organizations hook up their players and significant others with.

The couple's trip to Hawaii is just one of those classic honeymoon destinations that you can't go wrong with if you're a valuable athlete. The more you pay, the better your getaway will be-- that's the golden rule of big relaxing vacations. Speaking of value, Jacob is still at the point where he's getting the rookie bucks even though he's the rookie of the year. That means he's being paid $500,000 a year instead of something way higher, which is sure to come. So the Mets right now are getting some great value out of him, and Stacey's ring is taking up a more significant percentage of his income than it would have had be been in the league a few more years and gotten out of the rookie salary stage. Jacob's wife Stacey ain't going anywhere but up.

09/11/14

Jeff Wilpon's Wife Valerie Wilpon

 

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Oh, Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey. You have been a bad monkey. Mets co-owner Jeff Wilpon's wife Valerie Wilpon is probably wishing he had kept his smart little comments to himself. Apparently Jeff has been busying himself with making former Vice President of ticket sales Leigh Castergine feel like filing a full-fledged lawsuit against him.

The reason she's suing is because Wilpon repeatedly tried to embarrass and humiliate her in front of her peers and co-workers about getting pregnant without being married. According to reports, Wilpon would make nasty little remarks like saying he's as opposed to putting up e-cigarette ads as he is to Leigh having a child without being married. What an idiot. Jeff, it's 2014. Wake up or go live in some retrograde commune where you can lord over people's personal lives like Jan Matthias. Gotta' be smarter than that, Jeffy boy. I really am curious about what Wilpon's wife Valerie is thinking about you now.

Valerie herself is likely worried at the prospect of the lawsuit since it may be determined that Castergine was fired wrongfully. Valerie recently did some good work hosting an event to promote Holocaust education programs in Arab and Muslim communities and nations where Holocaust denial has apparently seen an uptick recently. Sounds like a good cause. History is important, and education about important events that shaped history is vital. She seems like a lovely lady, and I would be willing to be she's pissed (or perhaps disappointed) at Jeff. Valerie is also known to have attended the YWCA Greenwich Brava Awards, which is an awards ceremony for rich people in Greenwich, Connecticut to celebrate and praise folks who give back to the community and help others. Again, Jeff Wilpon's wife seems like she's on the good side of the hedges and genuinely interested in being a good person. Jeff just got too mouthy, and now we've got a courtoom drama brewin'.